Chechnya Opens Concentration Camps for Gay Men

Chechnya Opens Concentration Camps for Gay Men

Early this month, reports surfaced that the Chechen government is taking aim at queer people. In the Russian region of Chechnya, gay men are reportedly being held in concentration camp-style facilities. Russian media outlets and international human rights groups state that the government detained more than 100 men who have sex with men. Following violent raids, the men were held “in connection with their non-traditional sexual orientation, or suspicion of such.”

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