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After a group of Chechens learned of their compatriot's sex change, a hunt began for Sabrina. In the end, in fear for her life, Sabrina moved to the US.
These reports have been officially denied by Chechneyan leader Ramzan Kadyrov, who has claimed that "In Chechen society, there is no such thing as nontraditional orientation...we have never had [LGBTQ people] among us Chechens," but an investigation ...
law enforcement officials in Chechnya believe that as many as 4,000 Chechens have joined ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Regime air and artillery bombardments hit rebel-held areas of the Syrian city of Daraa, on the border with Jordan, on Tuesday after a two ...
MTV produced a video to remind people that we must fight to stop the violence against gay Chechens. by Adam Salandra 21h ago.
Then, when the Chechens and Ingush were rehabilitated and their republic reestablished in 1957, its borders were expanded to encompass part of the Nogai steppe; the Nogais' traditional territory was thus carved up between Daghestan, Chechnya, and ...
law enforcement officials in Chechnya believe that as many as 4,000 Chechens have joined ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Russia has taken a hard line against ISIS in its rhetoric, but has limited its attacks against the group.
The limited edition of 120 bottles is to support LGBT Chechens who have been under attack and imprisoned this year. "Only four bottles will go on auction with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the Russian LGBT Network in support of Chechen gay ...
Next time, when Chechens or Azerbaijanis bomb the Moscow subway or al-Qaida knocks down another Russian airliner or sinks a Volga River cruise ship, Putin will get his reward for having supported Assad.
... head of the ministry of internal affairs for the town of Argun, showed a team from Vice News around its now abandoned police facility in an attempt to disprove the alleged abuse of more than 100 men.
But when the Russian LGBT Network opened a secure hotline for Chechens, they began to receive calls from terrified women. An escape of a single woman from rural regions is almost impossible.
More recently, the State Department reportedly denied refugee status to Chechens fleeing anti-LGBTQ+ torture in Russia. So Google is stepping up to the plate in a big way to create a digital archive of testimony from the Stonewall Riots, as an example ...
... entitled Helping Gay Men Flee Chechnya to aid Rainbow railroad, a Canadian organization that has helped 37 men flee Chechnya by working closely with the Russian LGBT Network, a non-governmental organization who has helped Chechens escape ...
Lawyers of the thief in law believe that Ruslan Gegechkori would have been in danger in the colony of Tuva, where the incident had occurred.
When speaking about "them," the women from Brest refer to those from the Caucasus, mainly Chechens, for whom the Brest train station has become a transit zone on their way to seeking refugee status in the European Union.
Secretary Tillerson met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on May 10, more than one month after 50 members of Congress urged the secretary to condemn the detention and abuse of gay and bisexual Chechens. Per his testimony, neither at that ...
Pankisi Valley is populated mainly by ethnic Chechens called Kists; virtually all are Sunni Muslims. Traditionally, the majority of these have subscribed to Sufism, also referred to as 'traditional Islam' because of its heavy reliance on Chechen ...
When speaking about "them," the women from Brest refer to those from the Caucasus, mainly Chechens, for whom the Brest train station has become a transit zone on their way to seeking refugee status in the European Union.
Moscow - The man convicted of organizing the 2006 killing of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya has died in prison. Russian news agencies on Tuesday cited corrections officials as saying Lom-Ali Gaitukayev died on Saturday at a prison hospital in ...
We at Russia Matters tend to treat claims by state-owned pollsters with a grain of salt, especially when it comes to political rankings.
A number of residents of Chechnya have complained of being forced to attend Russia Day celebrations on 12 June. Mass events are being held in the Chechen capital Grozny, mostly in the city centre on the square in front of the Heart of Chechnya (aka ...
Separately, some gay Chechens, facing persecution at home, have found refuge in Europe. More are waiting in safe houses throughout Russia, an activist said.
Since the news of the purge in Chechnya broke earlier this year, campaigners across the world have been working to advocate for gay men in the region.
But while the main trigger for militants in Mindanao is specific and local, the conflict there has drawn foreign fighters from Malaysia, Indonesia, and even Chechens and Arabs with IS' encouragement. Last year, a group of Malaysian militants in the ...
After the Ukrainian revolution in 2014, he was released, and he and his wife joined a unit of ethnic Chechens fighting in the war in the east, the Dzhokhar Dudayev battalion.
In mid-May, Lithuania's foreign minister announced that his government had granted visas to two Chechens who "suffered persecution because of their sexual orientation.
The Foreign Ministry of Germany has just granted refuge to its first gay Chechen man fleeing persecution on a humanitarian visa. While he arrived in Germany earlier this week, several more applicants are currently being reviewed by diplomats at the ...
The official version, according to statements by Chechen police and security personnel, is that eight young Chechens from the settlement of Naurskaya armed with knives and firearms attacked the control post at the entrance to the base in the early ...
Indeed, Chechens and Caucasus jihadists are butchering minorities in Syria and are involved in sectarian and Takfiri intrigues in Iraq.
Many of the Chechens are in safe houses in Russian Federation, hoping to be granted visas to travel to western countries, but so far only two have received the green light.
On Sunday, the prosecutor's Office issued a statement saying the shooting happened in rue de la Ferme in Saint-Josse-ten-Noode a little before 2pm.
But the Chechens, in theory, prevailed. In 1996, the two sides came to an agreement that Chechnya would govern itself free from Russian interference until 2001, when the two sides would decide on formal negotiations for full independence of the republic.
Entire nations and ethnic groups were deported from other parts of the former Soviet Union to Kazakhstan and Central Asia in the 1930s and 1940s, including Koreans, Kurds, Iranians, and others.
During one mad session, after the bong has been passed around and around, the gang sit down to watch a horrific snuff video - actual footage from the 1999 Dagestan massacre - in which Chechens torture Russian soldiers. (This scene prompted dozens of ...
Ramzan Kadyrov is the leader of Chechnya and has a reputation for cruel methods of leadership. Since rising to power in 2007, Kadyrov has been linked to various assassinations and has waged a "virtue campaign" to restrict women's rights.
Gay Chechens Detail Abuse in New Human Rights Watch Report. Chechnya. "The sounds of torture are just there all day," a survivor of detention camps tells human rights Watch.
The Russian LGBT Network, meanwhile, said it had received anonymous messages as early as March confirming that gay Chechens were experiencing severe persecution. In the weeks since, gruesome details continue to trickle out through major news ...
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, whose son is transgender. "For over a month, hundreds of gay or perceived to be gay Chechens have been arrested, many have been tortured, and some even killed," Ros-Lehtinen said in a statement.
"For over a month, hundreds of gay or perceived to be gay Chechens have been arrested, many have been tortured, and some even killed," Ros-Lehtinen, who has a transgender son, said in a statement.
An exhibition of 43 works of art, titled One Piece, debuted in London on Tuesday. While the pieces donated by the 40 artists are all unique, their mission is the same: donate one piece of art (or more) to be sold with all of the proceeds going to help ...
The treatment of the Tibetans by China, the Kurds by most of the Arab world, and the people of Chechnya by Russia has been at least as bad.
Among the information is "a list of the 26 Chechens who were victims of extrajudicial killings only from the beginning of the year".
"The interesting thing is that no one saw anything, no one knows anyone but provocative information is being spread to hurt Chechens' feelings while those insulting the people claim to be virtuous. It is a well-known mean trick," the human rights ...
#EYESONCHECHNYA -- HRC PRESIDENT URGES TILLERSON TO GRANT VISAS TO LGBTQ Chechens FLEEING VIOLENCE: Yesterday, HRC President Chad Griffin (@ChadHGriffin) sent a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urging him to allow ...
This comes after reports that the U.S. has discouraged Russian LGBTQ adovcates from helping Chechens to obtain visas. In Chechnya, gay and bisexual men are being rounded up, locked in secret prisons, tortured and even murdered -- by their own ...
Mayor Tory Missed Opportunity to Speak Up for Gay Chechens. human rights organizations like Rainbow railroad are calling on the Canadian government to grant emergency visas to people trying to escape.
Ibragimov, who wrote books about Chechens being a people chosen by God, together with his colleague Abubakar Didiyev, who wrote several books on the same subject, was abducted by Chechen police and held for several days in a basement, where they ...
According to the Russia LGBT Network, the United States has declined visas to gay Chechens seeking refuge. The violent and systematic persecution of the LGBT community in the Russian republic of Chechnya has received global attention since the ...
Greene sided unapologetically with the Chechens. In 2004, after the publication of his book Open Wound: Chechnya 1994-2003, he told Newsweek magazine, "I have been accused of having lost my objectivity.


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