According to Novaya Gazetaat the end of February, the police detained and checked the phone of a person who was in a state of intoxication. From there, he ran. Khussein said: This resulted in the number of victims growing exponentially. Movsar said: Another interviewee was held in a garage on the compound and then in a lock-up cell with another 8 to 10 men, one of whom was an acquaintance and was detained because of his presumed sexual orientation.
In Augustthe Dutch government changed policy to allow LGBT persons from Chechnya to gain almost automatic "asylum-seeker" status and entry to the Netherlands.
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