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May 26, 2017
Rights group says Chechen officials humiliated gay detainees
High-level officials in Russia's Chechnya humiliated inmates during visits to detention facilities where gay people were ...
May 20, 2017
1,000 in Romanian gay pride march amid moves to limit rights
Some 1,000 people joined a gay pride march in the Romanian capital of Bucharest on Saturday, demanding greater rights amid ...
May 19, 2017
Greene, award-winning photojournalist, dies in Paris
Stanley Greene, an award-winning American photographer of conflict, disasters and humanitarian crises across the globe, died ...
May 17, 2017
Gay rights supporters demonstrate in Russia's St. Petersburg
About 100 gay rights activists have held a flash-mob demonstration in the Russian city of St. Petersburg to observe ...
May 11, 2017
Activists protesting torture of gay men in Chechnya detained
Several activists were detained in Moscow on Thursday as they prepared to submit signatures they have collected to protest ...
May 05, 2017
Putin supports plan to investigate reported abuse of gays
Russian President Vladimir Putin has told Russia's human rights ombudsman he will speak with law enforcement officials about ...
May 02, 2017
Chechen gays survive torture, flee to Moscow safe houses
Anzor was lying on a dirty floor as a man in army boots jumped on his back. His agony worsened when his captors started ...
May 01, 2017
Gay activists detained in Russia at protest against torture
Russian police have detained several gay rights activists in St. Petersburg during a protest against the reported abuse of ...
April 28, 2017
Russia seeks arrest of former Ukraine prime minister
Russia has sent a request to the international police agency Interpol for the arrest and extradition of former Ukrainian ...
April 24, 2017
Russian foreign minister: No proof of persecution of gay men
Moscow wants to protect human rights but has no reason to believe reports about the persecution of gay men in Chechnya, ...
April 20, 2017
Kremlin: No reason to believe gays abused in Chechnya
Vladimir Putin's spokesman says the Russian president has no reason to doubt the Chechen leader's assurances that there's no ...
April 17, 2017
CPJ: investigate threats to paper over Chechen gay torture
An international journalists' rights organization is calling on Russian authorities to investigate threats made against a ...
April 16, 2017
Chechen leader decries 'attack' over gay persecution reports
The leader of Chechnya has lashed out at international organizations that have strongly criticized the Russian region for ...
April 14, 2017
Kremlin: No 'reliable information' on Chechen gay killings
In the face of growing international concern about reported detentions and killings of gay men in Chechnya, Russian President ...
April 14, 2017
Russia asked to end alleged killings of gays in Chechnya
International organizations on Thursday urged the Russian government to investigate the reported abuse and killings of gay ...
April 03, 2017
A timeline of major attacks in Russia in recent years
If the explosion on a subway train in St. Petersburg turns out to have been a terrorist attack, it would be the latest in a ...
April 02, 2017
Report: Chechnya police arrest 100 alleged gays, 3 killed
A respected Russian newspaper says it has uncovered information that police in the southern Russian republic of Chechnya have ...
March 24, 2017
Russia: 6 militants, 6 soldiers killed in Chechen firefight
Russian authorities say six suspected militants and six soldiers were killed during a firefight in the volatile North ...
March 12, 2017
Correction: Art Review-Russia-Triennale story
In a story March 11 about a Russian art show, The Associated Press incorrectly spelled the name of an artist. The artist's ...
March 01, 2017
Poland criticized for returning asylum-seekers to Belarus
Human Rights Watch said Wednesday that Poland is endangering asylum-seekers fleeing persecution in the Russian province of ...