Amnesty Int., EU Socialists call on Chechen authorities to investigate persecution of gays

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Muslim dolls made by Chechens.

Amnesty Int., EU Socialists call on Chechen authorities to investigate persecution of gays


Socialists (S&D) in the EU Parliament called today on Chechen authorities to fully investigate reported detainment of 100 homosexual men and three deaths.
Amnesty International also urged today the Russian authorities to "promptly investigate the reports on abductions, tortures and homicides of homosexuals in Chechnya”.

The Moscow-based Novaya Gazeta wrote on 4 April that Chechen authorities have rounded up and held scores of homosexuals in a "secret prison" and published testimon...


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