Chechnya leader rejects reports of anti-gay purge

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Ramzan Kadyrov makes denial despite growing evidence that gay men have been rounded up and at least three have been killed

Chechnya’s leader Ramzan Kadyrov has used a meeting with Vladimir Putin to deny reports of an anti-gay purge in the southern Russian republic he runs.

The newspaper Novaya Gazeta alleges that more than 100 Chechen men suspected of being gay have been rounded up and at least three killed. Despite Kadyrov’s denial, evidence of a massive campaign against gay men is building.

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

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