Chechen pop star may have been killed in anti-gay crackdown, rights group says

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Zelimkhan Bakayev went missing in August, prompting NGO and media speculation that Chechen police may have abducted him

A leading Russian human rights group has expressed “serious fears” that a gay pop star may have been killed in Chechnya’s crackdown on the homosexual community.

Zelimkhan Bakayev, 26, went missing in August when he left his home in Moscow to visit the capital, Grozny, for his sister’s wedding.

Related: Chechens tell of prison beatings and electric shocks in anti-gay purge: ‘They called us animals’

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