Land Without Gays?
Where his gays at?
“You cannot detain and persecute people who simply do not exist in the republic,” said Alvi Karimov, spokesperson for Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, according to multiple media reports. “If there were such people in Chechnya, the law-enforcement organs wouldn’t need to have anything to do with them because their relatives would send them somewhere from which there is no returning.”It's always easier to pretend certain people don't exist...
Another spokesman waved off the accusations as “an April Fools’ joke.”
Ekaterina Sokirianskaia, Russia project director for the International Crisis Group, told The Guardian she had received information from multiple sources backing up the report.
“I have heard about it happening in Grozny [the Chechen capital], outside Grozny, and among people of very different ages and professions,” Sokirianskaia said.