Support for refugees from Chechnya 2017-2019


The many testimonies from Chechnya became known when the LGBT-Network in March 2017 opened an email address where Chechens could make contact. Together with the newspaper Novaja Gazeta and human rights organizations, the network compiled and published testimonies displaying how LGBT persons when arrested by the police were subjected to grave torture, degrading treatment and that honor killings were committed of homosexuals.The Rainbow Foundation finance a network that provides refugees from Chechnya with protection and support since April 2017. This includes rental of apartments for sheltered accommodation, food, psychological and medical assistance.