Russia: Man “disappeared”, apparently for his sexual orientation. Chechen Authorities Should Immediately Free Idris Arsamikov

Russian authorities have arbitrarily arrested and forcibly disappeared a man who had been previously detained and tortured in Chechnya for his presumed sexual orientation, ten international and Russian human rights organizations said today.
Idris Arsamikov’s whereabouts remain unknown, and the groups stressed that his safety and life are at risk. Russian authorities should immediately release him, and in the event of any further delay in his release, disclose his whereabouts, protect his right to security of person, ensure that he is not subjected to torture and other ill-treatment, and grant him access to a lawyer.

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