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Moscow police on May 11 seize petitions labeled "Justice for the Chechen 100." (Marta Khromova photo courtesy of AFP and Getty Images via The Guardian) Moscow police on May 11 seize petitions labeled “Justice for the Chechen 100.” (Marta Khromova photo courtesy of AFP and Getty Images via The Guardian)

Russia is ramping up its opposition to LGBTI advocates seeking an end to human rights abuses in Chechnya. It has arrested protesters in Moscow and issued a formal statement denying that 100 gay Chechens were arrested and tortured in secret detention sites.

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