Names of 27 gay men believed to have been executed in Chechnya released


from Attitude:

The names of 27 men believed to have been killed during in Chechnya’s anti-gay purge have been published by a Russian newspaper.

Novaya Gazeta, the publication which first reported on rumours of an anti-LGBT purge in the Russian republic in April, has revealed for the first time the names of dozens of men its believes were executed in a single night by Chechen authorities.

Citing two unidentified sources, the paper claims the men were shot in an illegal mass execution by Chechen security officials in the city of Grozny on the night of 25-26 January, after being detained without charge for several weeks.

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