A representative told the United Nations there was no evidence of a "gay purge."
The group Voices4 demand an investigation into the disappearance of a queer Chechen pop star detained by authorities
Human rights groups are still calling on Russia to act in response to reports of gay concentration camps.
There were many to choose from, but Chechnya's Ramzan Kadyrov gets the title of Phobie of the Year.
Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov has overseen “an administration involved in disappearances and extrajudicial killings,” Treasury Department officials said.
A bipartisan resolution sailed through both houses of Congress, yet the president has never uttered a peep about the kidnapping and murder of gay men in the Russian region.
Maxim Lapunov is the first to formally alert Russian authorities of the region's queer persecution.