Journalists at independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta are in grave danger, after they exposed reports of the shocking treatment of more than 100 gay men in Chechnya, a Russian Republic in the North Caucasus. Leading Chechen authorities have since publicly called for the journalists to be punished. The paper has voiced fear for the safety of its staff. Continue reading
Staff at Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta are fearing for their lives.
On 1 April the paper reported that over a hundred men suspected of being gay had been abducted, abused and some even killed because of their perceived sexuality.
Chechen authorities have warned the journalists they will ‘face retaliation’.
Journalists for the paper have been murdered for their investigations in the past decade. Call on Russian authorities to protect the journalists, and their freedom to report human rights abuses.
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