EU Parliament urges Russia to investigate anti-LGBT violence

EU Parliament urges Russia to investigate anti-LGBT violence
By Stefan Grobe
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Reports of "monstrous torture" in Chechnya

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The European Parliament has urged Russia to investigate claims LGBT+ people in Chechnya are being detained and tortured, following reports of a fresh crackdown in the region.

The Russian LGBT Network, a rights group, said this week it had heard reports of "monstrous torture" of detainees in the predominantly Muslim region in recent weeks.

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