Tag Archives: Chechnya

Kremlin Spox Vows To Investigate Report Of Murders And Mass Detentions Of Gay Men By Chechen Police

Newsweek reports: Russian authorities have pledged to investigate reported mass disappearances and deaths of gay locals in the region of Chechnya, after the regional government dismissed allegations made in Novaya Gazeta on Saturday, saying “you cannot detain… what simply does not exist.” According to the Russian investigative newspaper, authorities in the conservative and predominantly Muslim Chechen Republic have detained over …

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RUSSIA: Newspaper Reports Sweeping Purge And Murders Of Gay Men By Police In Chechnya Republic

The New York Times reports: First, two television reporters vanished. Then a waiter went missing. Over the past week, men ranging in age from 16 to 50 have disappeared from the streets of Chechnya. On Saturday, a leading Russian opposition newspaper confirmed a story already circulating among human rights activists: The Chechen authorities were arresting and killing gay men. While …

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Suspects’ Aunt: Those Photos Are Staged

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Chechen President Issues Statement

“The events that took place in Boston are tragic. People have been killed as a result of a terrorist act. Earlier we expressed our condolences to the residents of the city and to the American people. Today, according to media reports, during an arrest attempt a certain Tsarnaev was killed. It would have made sense to arrest him and carry …

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Internet Cheers Bombers’ Uncle Ruslan

They even love him over on Twitchy.

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Uncle Tells Bomber To Turn Himself In: “He Put A Shame On Chechen Ethnicity”

Not in this clip is when the uncle offered to get on his knees before the victims’ families and beg for forgiveness.

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REPORT: Bombers From Russia

CNN reports: The suspects involved in the Boston Marathon bombing were brothers from the Russian Caucasus who moved to Kazakhstan before coming to the United States several years ago, a source briefed on the investigation told CNN. One of the brothers, identified by several sources as Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, studied engineering at Bunker Hill Community College but had taken off …

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Fire Engulfs Russian Skyscraper

CBS News reports: A fire broke out in an unoccupied 40-story apartment building under construction in Chechnya, a once war-torn republic in southern Russia. Emergency officials say 30 people were evacuated Wednesday but that no one was injured. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined. The building is part of a complex of high-rises under construction in …

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