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Russia: New Wave of Anti-LGBT Persecution

Expand Igor Kochetkov speaking at the European Parliament about persecution of LGBT people in Chechnya.  ©2019 Tanya Lokshina for Human Rights Watch Russian authorities should investigate allegations of a new wave of anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persecution in Chechnya and take steps to protect rights defenders and journalists who expose abuses there, Human Rights Watch said today. On January 14, 2019, a leading activist with the Russian LGBT Network, Igor Kochetkov, stated that the Network had received credible reports about a new wave of LGBT round-ups by authorities…

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