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Russia: Chechnya Gay Purge Responders Threatened

(Moscow) – Russian authorities should urgently and effectively investigate the break-in at the home of an LGBT rights activist and the death threats he and his colleagues have received, Human Rights Watch said today. Expand Igor Kochetkov speaking at the European Parliament about persecution of LGBT people in Chechnya.  © 2018 Tanya Lokshina for Human Rights Watch Russian LGBT Network, a national nongovernmental group that has coordinated the evacuation of dozens of gay and bisexual men from Chechnya since 2017, has reported that unidentified assailants forced their way into one of its…

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