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London protest over gay concentration camps
By Faith Ijaza | Updated Apr 22, 2017 at 07:40 EAT
Thousands of people in London protested demanding the release of more than 100 gay men currently alleged to be contained in a concentration camp in Chechnya, Russia.

According to Novaya Gazeta, a Russian most trusted newspaper, police in the primarily Muslim republic rounded up more than 100 men suspected of homosexuality adding that at least three of them have been killed.Former Vice President of the United States came out and condemned the inhuman actions by the Russians.“when faced with such crimes of hate and inhumanity, it is the responsibility of every person of conscience to speak out- to oppose this campaign of violence before it continues further,” he said.

Russian president Vladimir Putin through his spokesman Dmitry Peskov has however denied the claims saying that Kremlin does not have confirmed information on the targeted violence.

The UN’s high commissioner for human rights has, on the other hand, urged the Russian government to investigate the reported abuse cases. 

Other celebrities through their social media sites also condemned the heartless actions by the Russians.

“Things happen these days and it’s hard to believe they’re real. And yet they are. If this is happening in Chechnya, the world needs to rise up,” said Ellen DeGeneres who also is an LGBTQ activist.

“The UN must probe LGBTQ attacks in Chechnya. Appalling!” said Chuck Schumer through his twitter account.


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