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  1. A gay Russian man accused authorities in Chechnya on Monday of jailing and beating him as part of a broad crackdown on LGBT people. Maxim Lapunov said during a news conference that unidentified ...

  2. This week, Maxim Lapunov became the first gay man to come forward to detail his experiences of abuse and torture at the hands of Chechen authorities in what have become known as Chechnya ...

  3. He had arrived in Chechnya on business in 2015. A small-scale entrepreneur from Omsk, Siberia, Mr Maxim Lapunov, 30, had little idea of what lay ahead.

  4. MOSCOW — For the first time since gruesome accounts of the systematic detention and torture of gay men began leaking out of Russia’s republic of Chechnya, a young man has gone public ...

  5. In what human rights workers are widely hailing as a courageous move, a gay man who says he was abducted and tortured in Chechnya has publicly identified himself and filed a complaint ...

  6. Yesterday, phones lit up with breaking news alerts when Maxim Lapunov, a gay Russian man, became the first to speak publicly about his detention in Chechnya's anti-LGBTQ crackdown earlier ...

  7. A 30-year-old Russian man has identified himself as one of the victims of Chechnya’s so-called "gay purge,” an event global human rights groups have condemned as a Nazi-like effort to rid the region of homosexuals.

  8. Chechnya's Moscow-backed president Ramzan Kadyrov denies allegations human rights are routinely flouted. "Nobody can detain or harass anyone who is simply not present in the republic, ...

  9. A gay Russian entrepreneur has accused a group of local men in Chechnya of detaining him, beating him and forcing him to denounce other gay men in the region in a reported LGBT purge.

  10. Six months after reports emerged that gay men were being detained illegally and tortured in the Russian republic of Chechnya, a young man has spoken publicly for the first time about ...

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