Chechnya launches new gay 'purge', say reports

Log in using your social network account Log in directly with The Independent Try Independent Minds free for 14 days Hi {{fullName}} Latest warning comes after reports of gay men arrested, tortured and detained in lawless region A new “purge” against gay men and women may be under way in Chechnya, according to activists. Late on Thursday, a warning appeared on social media, urging all vulnerable men and women to flee the southern Russian region.  “We ask anyone still free to take this message seriously and leave the republic as soon as is possible,” read the statement. The short message gives few details, but suggests disappearances of gay men and women have begun aga ... | Read more at The Independent