Right now we are hearing that LGBTQ+ people's lives in Chechnya are again under threat. Activists in Russia have said that at least 2 people have died and about 40 more people attacked, just because of who they are.
This follows global reports in 2017 that Chechen authorities had been capturing, torturing and killing gay and bisexual men.
No-one should be targeted because of who they are or who they love. LGBTIQ+ rights are human rights -- and LGBTIQ+ people should be protected from harm and free to live their lives in safety, no matter where in the world they live.
With LGBTQ+ people in Chechnya currently in fear for their safety, the Australian government must denounce this latest crackdown and work with foreign authorities to ensure LGBTIQ+ people are safe from violence. If their safety cannot be guaranteed, the Australian government should offer asylum to LGBTQ+ people in Chechnya.
Tell Foreign Minister Marise Payne: help protect LGBTQ+ people in Chechnya now. Sign the petition today.