HRC received updates from the Russian LGBT Network about the current situation in Chechnya.
Post submitted by Hayley Miller, former HRC Associate Director of Digital and Social
Earlier this week, HRC received updates from the Russian LGBT Network about the current situation in Chechnya. According to numerous media outlets and human rights organizations across the globe, authorities in the Russian republic of Chechnya have been rounding up dozens of men on the suspicion of being gay. They have been humiliated, tortured, placed in detention and killed.
Here are the newest updates:
From working with the U.S. administration and Congress to activating our membership and raising up our voices together, HRC has sent a clear message that we have our #EyesOnChechnya and that the human rights violations must stop. The #EyesOnChechnya campaign is a partnership of HRC and Human Rights First.
Today, HRC, Human Rights First and Amnesty International USA will rally in front of the Russian ambassador's residence in Washington, D.C. We will be amping up pressure on Russian leaders to stop the ongoing atrocities against LGBTQ people in Chechnya, and bring perpetrators to justice.