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LGBT activists continue to speak out about citizens being detained in Russia's Chechnya region with some reports of prisoners being raped, tortured and killed.

April 10 2017 3:30 PM

New details have emerged about a horrific "purge" in the Russian region, the likes of which haven't been seen since the Holocaust.

April 10 2017 2:59 PM

Neighbors burst in on the naked men and now they could face a public lashing like this one.

April 09 2017 12:27 PM

A violent attack on the 17-year-old has Britain outraged.

April 08 2017 6:16 PM

The Justice Ministry quietly designated the photoshopped image of President Vladimir Putin wearing makeup as "extremist" material, essentially outlawing it from being circulated.

April 06 2017 7:59 AM

Human Rights Watch suspects both Russia and Syria are lying when they blame the deaths of at least 100 civilians on an explosion at a nearby chemical plant. This was no accident. 

Warning: this video might be too intense for some viewers. 

April 05 2017 10:24 PM
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