“Call for an immediate stop to abduction, torture and killing of gay men in Chechnya,” Amnesty International posted today on their social media channels. While many of us feel hopeless about what to do to help gay men in Chechnya, here is a quick thing to do—sign the petition.
Hundreds of men suspected of being gay are being abducted, tortured and even killed in the southern Russian republic of Chechnya.
The Chechen government won’t admit that gay men even exist in Chechnya, let alone that they ordered what the police call ‘preventive mopping up’ of people they deem undesirable. We urgently need your help to call out the Chechen government on the persecution of people who are, as they put it, of ‘non-traditional orientation’, and urge immediate action to ensure their safety.