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

A Canadian human rights organization that assists LGBT people in escaping places where they face persecution is launching a campaign to help gay men get out of Chechnya, the semiautonomous Russian republic where at least 100 gay men have been arrested and detained recently.

“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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