Chechnya Charging Gays with Terrorism to Stop Them From Fleeing the Country

Police detain Nikolai Alexeyev (C), a gay rights activist , during an LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community rally in central Moscow, Russia, May 30, 2015. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Chris Thomas writes at Out Magazine:

More information has emerged about how the government is trapping the gay population there. According to Crime Russia, the Chechen government has allegedly begun labeling gay men as terrorists to prevent them from fleeing the country and forcing families of gay and bisexual men to write statements that the men have fled to Russia to join terrorist groups.

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