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ABC News’ Nightline: In Chechnya, these men say they fear for their lives because they’re gay

ANCHOR LEDE: We turn now to a story causing global outrage out of the Russian republic of Chechnya, where the gay community has long been victim to vigilante violence and persecution. But now human rights groups say that the repressive government is behind a series of systematic campaigns of hate. Hundreds have reportedly been rounded up and tortured some even killed. ABC’s Terry Moran takes us to Russia’s capital Moscow.


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