Reports last month alleged that more than 100 gay men have been detained in the purge in Chechnya with many feared dead.
Gay men are reportedly being beaten, tortured with electricity, and living with no water or food.
In a Skype interview with NPR, the Russian LGBT Network communications manager described how her organisation has set up a helpline for gay men to get them out of Chechnya.
The woman, who stayed anonymous due to the risk involved in her work, said her group has helped 40 gay men to escape from Chechnya.
The men are firstly evacuated from Chechnya to other Russian regions, before being helped to escape the country.
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