At least 27 people were killed by security forces in Chechnya earlier this year, according to an independent Russian newspaper.
Novaya Gazeta—the publication that originally broke the news on the crisis in Chechnya—cited two unidentified sources in a report Sunday, which alleged that the victims were rounded up in December 2016 and summarily executed on the night of January 26.
The sources claimed that no official paperwork was ever filed nor were the victims, assumed to be gay men, ever formally arrested.
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