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Friday, 12 May 2017

Not 100% Sure' If Donald Trump Knows of Chechnya's Anti-Gay Purge

Not 100% Sure' If Donald Trump Knows of Chechnya's Anti-Gay Purge
- State-sponsored violence in Chechnya has reportedly seen as many as 100 gay and bisexual Chechen men rounded up by police and taken to a detention centers where many are tortured. 20 men are believed to be dead as a result of the anti-LGBTQ police sweeps, though only three deaths have been verified by human rights groups. A White House spokesperson was questioned by Chris Johnson of the Washington Blade on why there was no mention of Chechnya in a statement about the President’s meeting with Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov.