Sign the Petition to

United States Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson

Dear Mr. Secretary:

Authorities in the Russian republic of Chechnya have rounded up dozens of men in the past month on suspicion of being gay, subjecting them to torture and humiliation, and killing at least three of them.

Chechen authorities have denied that such a purge is occurring and the Kremlin has dismissed these reports, saying that those who were suffering should "file an official complaint and go to court." The United States cannot stand idly by while innocent people are being rounded up, detained, and murdered by authorities.

On your first official visit to Moscow this week, we urge you to forcefully speak out against these abuses, and demand the release of all gay Chechens who remain unlawfully detained.


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This petition closed over 2 years ago

How this will help

We must stop the mass arrests of men accused of being gay in the Russian republic of Chechnya and raise the issue of Russia's wide-ranging denial of human rights at home.


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