Tuesday, March 6, 2018

LGBT crackdown continues in Chechnya

Last year, the Russian LGBT Network received unconfirmed evidences suggesting a massive campaign against the LGBT community in Chechnya.  

On April 1, due to the first publication of "Novaya Gazeta", the entire world learned about an unprecedented wave of the illegal detentions, tortures and murders based on hatred towards homosexual people

During 2017, over 170 people contacted with Russian LGBT Network asking help. Many of them needed urgent evacuation, and some of them already left the region and wanted to share their stories. Due to the enormous support of the organizations and individuals all around the world, they were able to save 106 people from Chechnya and to help 88 of them to leave the country.

Russian LGBT Network fundraised 479,064 euros (including the private donations and money sent by partners) for saving Chechen people. Out of that, 57.350 euros were donated through their website by people all around the world.  

All the evacuated people received all necessary support, including medical and psychological assistance, accommodation and food, basic necessities and much more. 

In 2018, detentions and torture of homosexual people in Chechnya continue. People in trouble still contacting them, and they are doing the best to help them. Now, they ran out of the funds needed to keep on evacuating.  

You can help them here, as I did.


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