Shame of LGBTQ+ Persecution in Russia/Chechnya
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This episode contains candid descriptions of human rights violations against LGBTQ+ people in Chechnya. Listener discretion is advised. Tanya Lokshima is the associate director for Human Rights Watch’s Europe and Central Asia division, based in Moscow. She has extensively covered and exposed the human-rights abuses against LGBTQ+ people in Russia/Chechnya throughout her career. You can follow her work here. Background information: New Yorker article exposing the anti-gay purges in ChechnyaWelcome to Chechnya documentaryInformation on Halimat TarmovaInformation on the Russian LGBT Network — the organization helping LGBTQ+ flee persecution You can support Unshaming at #StayUnshaming with us at and 
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