The situation in Chechnya is urgent.
That’s why nearly one hundred people flocked to a rally outside of the Russian embassy in London to call for an end to the persecution of gay men and women there.
Since April 2017, authorities in the northern Caucuses have been rounding up people based on their real or perceived sexuality. They’ve tortured them in the most horrifying ways and in some cases, executed these people because of their sexuality.
Every time international attention has focused on Chechnya, the persecution stops for awhile.
But in late December, authorities rounded up 40 people and tortured two of them to death.
Volunteers at the Russian LGBTI Network are working around the clock to get the persecutions not only out of Chechnya, but also Russia.
But to do that they need the support of the LGBTI community around the world.
That’s why hundreds of people crowded around the Russian embassy in London to make sure their voices are heard.
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