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Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 27th July 2017.

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Photo of Baroness Barker Baroness Barker Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Voluntary Sector)

Her Majesty's Government what assistance they have offered to human rights organisations seeking to investigate cases of reported killings, detentions and torture of people who are perceived, or identify, as LGBT in Chechnya.

Photo of Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Minister of State

The UK is continuing to work closely with and provide support to the relevant non-governmental organisations that are supporting victims fleeing the persecution in Chechnya. This is in keeping with the Embassy's longstanding support for LGBT rights in Russia.

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