Date: April 24, 2017
“The former secretary of state and 2016 Democratic presidential hopeful made the comments at a dinner held by LGBT+ organisation The Centre, where she received an award for her commitment to equality.
During her acceptance speech, she once again echoed her famous “gay rights are human rights” slogan, and criticised the current US government for not speaking out against the Russian state of Chechnya.
She said: “In recent weeks, we’ve heard terrifying accounts from Chechnya of gay and bisexual men being taken from their homes and families, tortured, and even killed.”
“Chechyna has opened the first concentration camp for homosexuals since Hitler, where campaigners say gay men are being tortured with electric shocks and beaten to death.
It comes after it was claimed 100 gay men had been detained and three killed in Chechnya last week.
A report by Novoya Gazeta said authorities had set up several camps where homosexuals are killed or forced to promise to leave the republic.
One of the camps is reportedly at the former military headquarters in the town of Argun.”
“Ramzan Kadyrov, President of Chechnya, has publicly declared that he wants all LGBT people in the country to be eliminated by May 26, which marks the start of Muslim holiday, Ramadan.
British Foreign Prime Minister, Alan Duncan, confirmed the threat during yesterday’s Parliament hearing: “Human rights groups report that these anti-gay campaigns and killings are orchestrated by the head of the Chechen republic, Ramzan Kadyrov.”