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Ramzan Kadyrov says there are no gay men in Chechnya — and if there are any, they should move to Canada – The Washington Post

In an interview, Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov denies reports that gay men are being detained and tortured in the Russian republic — not because such abuses would not be allowed, but because he thinks there are no gay men in Chechnya. “This is nonsense,” Kadyrov said when asked about the allegations. “We don’t have those …

Russian foreign minister: No proof of persecution of gay men

MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow wants to protect human rights but has no reason to believe reports about the persecution of gay men in Chechnya, Russian officials said on Monday. The Novaya Gazeta newspaper earlier this month reported that police in the predominantly Muslim republic rounded up more than 100 men …

Kremlin: No reason to believe gays abused in Chechnya

MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Putin’s spokesman says the Russian president has no reason to doubt the Chechen leader’s assurances that there’s no persecution of gays in his republic, despite reports by a respected Russian newspaper of a roundup of gay men there. Spokesman Dmitry Peskov also told journalists Thursday that …

Russia asked to end alleged killings of gays in Chechnya

MOSCOW (AP) — International organizations on Thursday urged the Russian government to investigate the reported abuse and killings of gay men in Russia’s southern republic of Chechnya. The respected Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta reported earlier this month that police in the predominantly Muslim republic of Chechnya have rounded up more …