To President Putin and all Russian authorities: "As concerned citizens from around the world, we strongly urge you to stop the crackdown on gay people in Chechnya, and to uphold the values of justice and tolerance." More information:
Chechnya is rounding up gay people and taking them to torture centres, and it's as horrific as it sounds. Men are being electrocuted, tortured until they reveal names of other gay people, and beaten so badly that some have died.
Targeting gay people and dragging them into prisons is like something the Nazis would do. It's both terribly upsetting and infuriating, but there's a plan to stop it.
Avaaz will amplify the call of brave local activists in the media and use our massive global outcry to force an end to the crackdown. Sign the petition and tell everyone - let's get to one million.