He's pieced together that he was kidnapped and severely injured before waking up in a hospital bed after being in a coma for nearly two weeks. And yet, what's happening in the southern Russian republic of Chechnya is beyond comprehension, even here. And the men - our sound engineers distorted their voices. And eventually, a woman and two young men walk quickly towards the entrance. We also had them choose different names, Gregory ph and Arnie ph. Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player.
These stories from Chechnya have been investigated by news organizations, also human rights groups.
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And Arnie's uncle took him out of the parcel. The woman waves for us to follow. I want to take you to an unmarked apartment building in Moscow. He smokes out on a balcony just off the room where we are. Please sign our petition today.
Based on his cousin's retelling, Arnie was brought to his family's doorstep unconscious and inside a burlap bag. Receive urgent actions to Your phone. His mom, before, had received a call about Gregory's case. The first wave of attacks In April the independent Russian newspaper, Novaya Gazeta, reported that up to men suspected of being gay were abducted as part of a coordinated government campaign. Arnie believes that the only reason his uncle didn't kill him that day was that he was already on the verge of death. The two she walked in with are ready to tell their stories.