ADDED ON: 09/26/2018

Survivors Seek Justice as Chechnya LGBTI Purge Remains Un-investigated

09/24/2018 | i24 News

In the summer of 2017, Zelim Bakaev flew home to his native Chechnya from Moscow, where he was building a career as a pop singer and model. Bakaev, according to his friends, had avoided returning to Chechnya for months as dozens of gay men — including his own acquaintances — were ensnared in what human rights groups would later describe as a bloody crackdown on LGBT people in the pocket-sized republic in southern Russia.

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