Human Rights Watch reports new wave of Chechnya gay abuse

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MOSCOW (AP) | Human Rights Watch is reporting a new wave of gay men being detained and tortured in the Russian republic of Chechnya.

The group said it interviewed four gay men who had fled the conservative, predominantly Muslim region saying they were harshly abused by police, who they said used electric shocks and beat them while they were strung up by the legs. It said their accounts were consistent with a complaint filed by an LGBT activist in January.

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