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Ramzan Kadyrov, head of Russia’s Chechen Republic, reportedly said LGBT people in Chechnya should be removed ‘to cleanse our blood’. Photograph: Valery Sharifulin\/TASS via Getty Images

Two people have been killed and nearly 40 detained in a new crackdown on LGBT people in Russia’s Chechnya region, activists said in a report on Monday(...)

A photograph of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky  on his grave in the Preobrazhensky cemetery in Moscow. The whistleblower died in prison after uncovering a massive fraud that implicated government officials. Photograph: Mikhail Voskresensky/Reuters

A Russian lawyer who represents the family of Sergei Magnitsky is in intensive care after falling from the fourth floor of his apartment building in M(...)