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.
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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