On the evening of November 11, 2017, four burly young men wearing hoods brutally attacked two lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights activists – Zoya Matisova, 42, and Nadezhda Aronchik, 23. Both were taking part in an inclusive family conference in Moscow.
A source claims Zelimkhan Bakaev was tortured to death by authorities.
Jelena Milasjina (39) revealed the authorities hunts on gays in Chechnya. Now she is forced to live in hiding, but she doubts that it helps.
A Jamaican gay activist dubbed “the face of Pride” has been found stabbed to death in his home, according to reports.
The Police Command in Jigawa said it has arrested 15 students over the death of their colleague in Yankwashi Local Government Area of the state.
The Russian LGBT Network published a report on Monday alleging the widespread detention and torture of gay people in the North Caucasus republic of Chechnya, adding to a series of recent reports of persecutions and killings there.
The authorities in Aceh – Indonesia’s only province that implements full Sharia (Islamic law) – clearly feel stung by the international outcry they generated when police publicly flogged two gay men in May. Their solution, it appears, is to put an end to public floggings.
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.