Over 100 people allegedly sent to 'concentration camps' for gay men in Chechnya
This is why we have Pride parades @AxelAnnieOver 100 gay men have been sent to concentration camps for homosexuals in Chechnya and three people have been killed, a new report has claimed.
Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta and human rights activists allege that anyone authorities suspect are gay is rounded up and sent to these camps, where inmates are reportedly tortured.
A spokesman for Chechnya’s leader Ramzan Kadyrov denied the allegations, claiming that gay people don't exist in the region.
Alvi Karimov told Interfax news agency: "You cannot detain and persecute people who simply do not exist in the republic.