Wednesday, July 19, 2017

ABC Nightline: "Gay Purges" in Chechnya


ABC Nightline, in the after midnight show early 7/20/2017, reported on “Gay Purges” in Chechnya.
     
The broadcast visited a safehouse in the outskirts of Moscow, where vigilante violence has increased since 2013 throughout much of Russia, but most of all in Chechnya. 

“Militias” that seemed connected to the government, according to one person in the safehouse. There were stories of torture and electrocution. 

The president of the region denied the existence of gays in this Muslim autonomous area.  He said families should take matters into their own hands.

27 of the over 100 people in the safe house have been able to leave Russia.

Vladimir Putin seems to deny the problem, and his attitude over the Magnitsky Act could be a contributing factor.


The Tsarnaev brothers came from Chechnya.  

Nightline did not have a link the story yet. 

Update: The link resolves if you forward it to Twitter, here

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