California Legislative LGBT Caucus Condemns Abuse of LGBT Chechens: Caucus Calls on Authorities to Investigate

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Marly Young, (916) 319-2028
April 19, 2017

SACRAMENTO—The California Legislative LGBT Caucus issued the following statement on reports of forced disappearances, torture and murder of LGBT individuals in Chechnya.

“We are deeply disturbed by the reports of abuse, kidnapping and murder of LGBT people living in Chechnya. This brutality, coupled with Chechen officials’ callous disregard for LGBT lives, is horrifying. We urge Russian authorities to condemn the violence, launch an investigation and hold the perpetrators accountable for their crimes.”