Tanya Lokshina: "Chechen law enforcement and security officials under the control of Ramzan Kadyrov [...] have been rounding up gay men as part of an apparent anti-gay purge"

posted 29 May 2017, 10:15 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 29 May 2017, 10:17 ]

"Since the end of February, Chechen law enforcement and security officials under the control of Ramzan Kadyrov, the head of the Chechen Republic, who has been running Chechnya for a decade now like his own private fiefdom with the blessing of the Kremlin, have been rounding up gay men as part of an apparent anti-gay purge."

- Tanya Lokshina, Russia Program Director, Human Rights Watch, 2 May 2017

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