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Chechnya's Leader Invites Macron, Merkel to Visit His Region

Chechnya's Leader Invites Macron, Merkel to Visit His Region

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 08:39 AM

MOSCOW (AP) — The leader of Russia's Chechnya has invited the French president and the German chancellor to visit his region and check for themselves the reports about gay people being killed and tortured there.

The Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta reported in April that gay men in Chechnya had been tortured and killed by police. The Associated Press last month spoke to two victims of the crackdown who backed the reports.

On Monday, after his talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron told reporters he had raised these reports with Putin.

Chechnya's leader Ramzan Kadyrov in a social media post Tuesday accused European leaders of relying on "false information." Kadyrov said Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel were welcome to visit Chechnya "in a search for the truth."

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