Chechens Tell of Prison Beatings and Electric Shocks in Anti-Gay Purge

“At least once a day, Adam’s captors attached metal clamps to his fingers and toes. One of the men then cranked a handle on a machine to which the clamps were linked with wires, and sent powerful electric shocks through his body,” Shaun Walker of the Guardian reports. “As they tortured him, the men shouted verbal abuse at him for being gay, and demanded to know the names of other gay men he knew in Chechnya.”

Homophobia kills.