Popular Singer, Zelimkhan Bakayev, Believed To Be Victim Of Chechnya’s Anti-Gay Purge

Zelimkhan Bakayev was last seen on August 8 in Chechnya.

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Zelimkhan Bakayev

A Russian singer who has been missing since August is now feared to have been detained by authorities and sent to an anti-gay concentration camp in Chechnya.

Zelimkhan Bakayev was last seen on August 8 in the Chechen capital Grozny, and his family has been unable to get answers from authorities about happened to him.

“At the end of August, we received confirmation of our earlier presumption that Bakayev was detained by Chechen authorities due to suspicion of homosexuality,” Russian LGBT Network founder Igor Kochetkov said.