Disturbing reports emerge claiming gay men are being detained, tortured in 'concentration camps'


"In early April, Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta published a story regarding gay men being detained, tortured, and sometimes killed in the Russian republic of Chechnya. The article claims that over 100 homosexual men in the "traditionally conservative Muslim society" had been rounded up and placed in a newly established and secret prison."

"You cannot arrest or repress people who just don't exist in the republic. If such people existed in Chechnya, law enforcement would not have to worry about them since their own relatives would have sent them to where they could never return," Alvi Karimov

Contributor comment: So what exactly is Chechnyan leader Alvi Karimov saying here? That gay people don't exist in Chechnya because if they did, their families would just do away with them and therefore, there is no need for gay concentration camps? Note he did NOT say Chechnya would never do such a thing, just that there was no need...