LGBT survivors of torture in Chechnya speak out

LGBT survivors of torture in Chechnya speak out

For several weeks, journalists and NGOs have been drawing attention to a campaign of terror against the LGBT community in Chechnya, a Muslim-majority region of Russia in the Caucasus. Detentions, torture and even murders have been reported – but the authorities deny the claims. Our correspondent Elena Volochine managed to talk to some of the victims, who gave chilling accounts of persecution.

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