Chechnya President Fires Back at Reports That a ‘Purge’ of Gay Men is Underway

The leader of the southern Russian republic of Chechnya attacked international human rights organizations over the weekend, accusing them of spreading falsehoods regarding the detention, torture, and possible murder of hundreds of gay men in the country.

The AP reports:

Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov said on his social media account Sunday that he had met with the region’s human rights council and proclaimed that rights have undergone a “grandiose” improvement in Muslim-majority

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