Stories tagged: chechnya
Mon., June 10, 2019
A court in the Russian province of Chechnya granted parole Monday to a prominent rights activist whose conviction drew an international outcry.
UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019
More gay men are being detained and tortured in the Russian republic of Chechnya, according to an international human rights group.
Mon., Jan. 14, 2019
The Russian republic of Chechnya has launched a new crackdown on gays in which at least two people have died and about 40 people have been detained, LGBT activists in …
UPDATED: Sun., May 13, 2018
Investigators are following the trail of a 20-year-old Frenchman born in Chechnya who rampaged through a festive Paris neighborhood slashing passers-by with a knife, raising anew the specter of terrorism …
Sat., July 15, 2017
Chechnya’s strongman leader has harshly denounced claims that his southern Russian republic has tortured and even killed gay men, denying that there even are any homosexual men in his region.
Sat., July 8, 2017
Italian authorities have arrested a 38-year-old Chechen accused of fighting with the Islamic State group in Syria and participating in a deadly attack on foreign and Russian journalists in Chechnya, …
Thu., May 18, 2017
Gay Russian men are attempting to flee their country amid a wave of detention, torture, and killing in the country’s southern region of Chechnya. Now Lithuania has become one of …
Tue., May 2, 2017
Anzor is a gay man from Chechnya, the predominantly Muslim region in southern Russia where dozens of men suspected of being gay were reportedly detained and tortured, and at least …
Mon., April 24, 2017
Moscow wants to protect human rights but has no reason to believe reports about the persecution of gay men in Chechnya, Russian officials said on Monday.
Fri., April 14, 2017
International organizations on Thursday urged the Russian government to investigate the reported abuse and killings of gay men in Russia’s southern republic of Chechnya.
Fri., Jan. 22, 2016
Tens of thousands of people rallied Friday in the capital of Russia’s Chechnya republic in support of strongman leader Ramzan Kadyrov and Russian President Vladimir Putin.