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'People are being tortured and killed': Chechnya's deadly anti-LGBT crisis


'People are being tortured and killed': Chechnya's deadly anti-LGBT crisis: [yahoo] In Russia, anti-gay sentiment is nothing new. In 2013, Russia's national parliament, the State Duma, passed a federal law banning gay "propaganda", amid a Kremlin push to enshrine deeply conservative values.

Since then, violence against LGBTQ communities has rocketed and any information on LGBT rights has become sparse – fueling homophobic sentiment at a public level.

"Hate crimes against LGBT people are not only happening in Chechnya - they are happening all over Russia," Zakharova says. "They are hate crimes that are not investigated, and criminals go unpunished. Of course it is scary to know that people are kidnapped, killed and tortured and there is no punishment and no investigation.

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