An actor in Iraq has reportedly been kidnapped and murdered for 'looking gay.'
The violence directed at (perceived) gay and bisexual men was carried out with the direct involvement of local authorities, this pressure extended outside the borders of the Chechen Republic, and it led over 100 people to seek assistance from LGBTI organisations.
Police in Chechnya rounded up, beat, and humiliated dozens of gay or bisexual men in an apparent effort to purge them from Chechen society, Human Rights Watch confirmed in a new report today.
On 21 May 2017 at 8PM, 141 men were arrested by Indonesian authorities claiming they were engaging in a “gay sex party” at Atlantis Gym & Sauna in Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta.
Russia’s president Vladimir Putin met yesterday with the Chechen leader, Ramzan Kadyrov.
This evening, ILGA-Europe have received an update on the disturbing situation in Chechnya from their partners working in the region.
Saudi Arabia should investigate the death of a Pakistani transgender woman at a Riyadh police station following a raid on an event space in late February 2017, Human Rights Watch said today. Saudi authorities should also immediately release five Pakistanis who remain in detention if they are held only on suspicion of committing morality related “offences.”
Gay men arrested in a ‘purge’ in the Russian region of Chechnya are being held in concentration camp-style prisons, reports have alleged.
Since ILGA-Europe’s previous update, the Russian LGBT Network has continued its fact-finding mission on the alarming arbitrary detention, torture and killing of (perceived) gay men in Chechnya.
On 1 April 2017, Novaya Gazeta reported that more than 100 men have been arbitrarily detained and at least three have been murdered by Chechen authorities for their alleged “non traditional” sexual orientation.