Human Rights Group Hopes to Evacuate Gay Men From Chechnya | Advocate.com

The Advocate reports Rainbow Railroad, a human rights group that helps LGBTQ people escape persecution, has announced it will be helping gay and bisexual men leave Chechnya, where men are being arrested on suspicion of being gay.

“Since we first received initial reports of gay concentration camps being established in Chechnya, Rainbow Railroad immediately re-classified Eastern Europe as a priority region,” said Rainbow Railroad executive director Kimahli Powell in a statement. “This means we’re expanding our on-the-ground contacts as well as increasing our capacity to identify and assess new or alternative safe routes out of Chechnya.”

Source: Human Rights Group Hopes to Evacuate Gay Men From Chechnya | Advocate.com

Learn how to help at Readers & Writers for LGBT Chechens.

 



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