I'm going to be honest -- this sounds about right for Russia. It's being reported by The Washington Post that over 100 gay men have been put in concentration camp-like prisons in Chechnya -- a region in Russia. The arrests are reportedly being made as part of a "homosexual purge" in the region. The first reports of this came in from "Novaya Gazeta," an independent Russian newspaper.
The press secretary for Ramzan Kadyrov, the head of the Chechen Republic, says the reports are lies and stated that there are no gay people in Chechnya.
"If there were such people in Chechnya, law-enforcement agencies wouldn't need to have anything to do with them because their relatives would send them somewhere from which there is no returning," he said.