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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Sun Apr 16, 2017, 11:38 AM

9. Follow up.

 

Inside Chechnya’s Vicious Anti-Gay Crackdown
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/04/13/inside-chechnya-s-vicious-anti-gay-crackdown.html

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While the presence or not of the “camps” has yet to be independently verified, Tatiana Lokshina, program director for Human Rights Watch in Moscow, told the Daily Beast: “Chechen authorities did not build special 'LGBT concentration camps'--this information is misleading. But dozens of presumed gay men have been rounded up by local security officials and tortured in holding facilities, which are apparently maintained by Chechen authorities in several districts of Chechnya. People detained arbitrarily, abduction style, are generally taken there for interrogation, which practically always involves torture and cruel, degrading treatment."

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