LGBT Activists Arrested in Moscow as They Seek Justice for Gay Chechens

May 12, 2017 12:33 AM
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Authorities in Moscow have arrested five activists for gay and lesbian rights as they tried to deliver a petition calling on the government to investigate the alleged detention and torture of about 100 of gay men in Russia's southern region of Chechnya. The activists were arrested Thursday on the way to the offices of Russia's prosecutor general and are expected to be charged with staging a protest without official permission. VOA's Zlatica Hoke has more.