In Chechnya, homosexuals are being detained in concentration camps. In these camps, they are tortured, killed, or forcibly deported from Russia. They're interrogated, beaten, electrocuted, starved, or forced to sit on bottles. According to Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta, the authorities found their victims with the help of relatives who snitched on them. The authorities then used social media to lure the victims into dates only to kidnap them. President Ramzan Kadyrov and his administration have publicly denied these atrocities on the basis that "gays don't exist in Chechnya."
“You cannot arrest or repress people who just don’t exist in the republic,” Kadyrov spokesman Alvi Karimov told the Russian news agency Interfax.