A spokesman for Mr. Police began arresting the men in late February and taking them to what Poplevskaia described as a former military barracks near the Chechen town of Argun, where the men have been severely tortured, with reportedly as many as 20 killed. The meme produced a host of images, and was even played on by Scottish brewery Brewdog for a special edition beer called "Hello my name is Vladimir. Skip to main news content Skip to news search Skip to news navigation Skip to All 4 navigation. Earlier in the year, President Vladimir Putin signed a law that will impose hefty fines for holding gay pride rallies or providing information about the gay community to minors. North Caucasus. Nonetheless, three men died after a mass roundup of gay people that year.
It said the European Union, the United States, and other democratic countries also should "provide prompt, safe sanctuary to victims of the purge seeking refuge in safe countries.
Kadyrov was granted wide leeway to rule as he wished at home. Gay rights activism has heated up in Russia in recent months, after new laws were passed banning so-called "gay propaganda," with some groups calling for a boycott of the Olympic Games in Sochi. Reuse this content.
It also gathers information from those who have emigrated but remain in touch with acquaintances in Chechnya.