Purging Gay Men in Chechnya?

Being gay in any part of Russia has never been easy and has been getting more difficult over the last few years. But suddenly in the last few weeks it has become deadly for gay men in Chechnya. Multiple reports of imprisonment and torture at the hands of government actors have emerged, targeted towards specifically gay men.

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One man said he was held in an informal detention facility with more than a dozen gay men who were all tortured on a daily basis. Photograph: Putra Kurniawan/EyeEm/Getty Images
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