Being gay in the country proved to be a crime in the eyes of official leaders. Anyone who does sexual intercourse with a person of the same gender will be imprisoned for life.
The Chechnya government denies being involved in the disappearances of gay men in the republic. Meanwhile, the Russian LGBT Networks demanded an in-depth investigation of the incident while deploying rescue teams for the victims.
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