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Don urged to raise Chechnya anti-LGBT violence with Russia



Washington : Former US Vice President Joe Biden condemned anti-LGBT violence in Chechnya and urged President Donald Trump’s administration to raise the issue directly with Russians, the media reported.

Biden, who now oversees a foreign policy centre at the University of Pennsylvania and domestic policy centre at the University of Delaware, told CNN on Friday “disgusted and appalled” by reports that “authorities in the Russian republic of Chechnya have rounded up, tortured, and even murdered individuals who are believed to be gay.”

“I hope that the current administration lives up to the promises it has made to advance human rights for everyone by raising this issue directly with Russia’s leaders,” Biden said.

Human rights groups and media in Chechnya have reported an increasing number of reports of gay men disappearing, reports CNN.–IANS

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