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Chechen Leader: Pop Star Victim of Anti-Gay 'Honor Killing'

Chechen Leader: Pop Star Victim of Anti-Gay 'Honor Killing'

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 21
For months, Chechen officials have denied any involvement in the disappearance of 25-year-old pop singer Zelimkhan Bakaev. Now they're offering a theory of their own, claiming Bakaev's own family murdered him.

'Gay Purge' Survivor Speaks Out

By Brittany Ferrendi | Oct 22
A victim of the alleged "gay purge" in Chechnya has come forward. Maxim Lapunov led a press conference on Monday in Moscow to speak about the arrest, violent interrogation and torture he faced while in the Russian republic.

Evil in Russia: Gays Are Being Systematically Eradicated from the Republic of Chechnya

By John McDonald | Aug 5
Who is Ramzan Kadyrov? Where is Elena Milashina? Why was Murad Amirev detained? What caused the targeting of gay and bisexual men in Chechnya? And how can this torture train be stopped?

Chechen President Defends Families Killing Gay Relatives

By Brittany Ferrendi | Jul 29
In an interview with HBO, the leader of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, said he would defend "honor killings" of gay men by their families.

Vladimir Putin's Kremlin Says Reports of Chechen Murders Unsubstantiated

By Brittany Ferrendi | Jul 22
Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta released the names of 27 perceived gay and bisexual men reportedly executed without trial in Chechnya. Russia's Kremlin has reacted to these claims.

Russian TV Channel Offers LGBT Community One-Way Plane Ticket to Leave

By Brittany Ferrendi | Jul 5
A Christian TV channel in Russia is offering to pay for LGBT people to get out of the country forever.

NY Attorney Raises $250,000 To Help Gay Men Flee Chechnya

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Jun 18
For Fred Erick, a gay man in New York, the life threatening crisis facing gay men in Chechnya was personal.

'Unchechen:' Short Film Raises Awareness on Gay Persecution in Russian Republic

May 21
The film is based on accounts told by men who have escaped these alleged anti-gay prisons.

40 Chechens Saved From Gay Purge

By Brittany Ferrendi | May 14
In an age where gay men are being allegedly persecuted from the southern Russian republic of Chechnya, one group is stepping up to save lives.

LGBT Organizations Mobilizing to Keep Gay Chechens Safe

By Tucker Berardi | Apr 29
Grindr has begun helping gay men in Chechnya by using the app's location services to update users who may be in danger. They have also provided Chechen users with news reports of the progressing situation.

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