Chechen Authorities Arresting and Killing Gay Men, Russian Paper Says – The New York Times

The New York Times reports that Novaya Gazeta, a Russian opposition newspaper, has uncovered a state-sponsored campaign of terror against gay and bisexual men in Chechnya, a state in the Russian Federation. Authorities have arrested more than 100 men, and at least three men have been murdered. According to The New York Times:

First, two television reporters vanished. Then a waiter went missing. Over the past week, men ranging in age from 16 to 50 have disappeared from the streets of Chechnya.

On Saturday, a leading Russian opposition newspaper confirmed a story already circulating among human rights activists: The Chechen authorities were arresting and killing gay men.

… By Saturday, the paper reported, and an analyst of the region with her own sources confirmed, that more than 100 gay men had been detained. The newspaper had the names of three murder victims, and suspected many others had died in extrajudicial killings.

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