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Russian Federation: Homophobic crackdown in Chechnya resumes

, Index number: EUR 46/9686/2019

The Chechen authorities have unleashed a new wave of attacks on people believed to be gay or lesbian. At least 40 individuals have been arbitrarily detained and tortured in Chechnya, a republic in the south of Russia. At least two people are reported to have been tortured to death.

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