Cardin urges U.S. to admit gay asylees from Chechnya

By : Chris Johnson of the Washington Blade, courtesy of the National Gay Media Association
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U.S. Sen. Benjamin Cardin (D-Md.) added his voice to calls on the Trump administration to admit into the United States asylees fleeing anti-gay persecution in Chechnya, where reports indicate locals are detaining and torturing gay men.

In a letter dated May 9 to the Departments of State and Homeland Security, Cardin says he has “grave concern” about the reports, which indicate more than 100 have been arrested and at least four killed, and urges the administration to take action.

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