Russia: Formal complaint made over gay crackdown in Chechnya

Maxim Lapunov, a Russian man who is accusing authorities in Chechnya of brutally beating him as part of a broad crackdown on gay people in the Russian Region, speaks during a press conference in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. Lapunov said unidentified people detained him on the street in Chechnya’s provincial capital, Grozny, and drove him to a detention facility. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)


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