Activists Scrambling To Find Visas For Tortured Chechen Gays

May 19 (UPI) -- A group seeking refuge for some 40 gay men hiding in Russia who were detained and tortured in Chechnya said five nations have come forward to offer them new homes.

The only nation to be named publicly thus far is Lithuania. BuzzFeed reported Thursday the United States was approached by members of the Russian LGBT Network, the group working on behalf of the men, but they were told U.S. visas for the men were not likely to be approved.


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