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Russian LGBT Network seeks to rescue imperiled gay Chechens

Russian LGBT Network protest in 2014. (Photo courtesy of Queer Russia)
Russian LGBT Network protest in 2014. (Photo courtesy of Queer Russia)

The Russian LGBT Network is seeking to evacuate endangered people from Chechnya to save them from the mass arrests and related deaths that have been reported there.

The network issued this statement:

Statement of the Russian LGBT Network’s board regarding the information on the kidnappings and murders of LGBT people in the North Caucasus

Written by Colin Stewart

Colin Stewart is a 45-year journalism veteran living in Southern California. After his retirement from paid newspaper work in 2011, he launched Erasing 76 Crimes and helped with the Spirit of 76 campaign that assembled a multi-national team of 26 LGBTI rights activists to advocate for change during the International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C., in July 2012. He is the president of the St. Paul’s Foundation for International Reconciliation, which supports LGBTQ+ rights advocacy journalism, including the Erasing 76 Crimes news site and the African Human Rights Media Network. Contact him via Twitter @76crimes or by email at info@76crimes.com. Mailing address: 21 Marseille, Laguna Niguel CA 92677 USA.

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