Can you spread the word and ask your family and friends to sign too?
Update - 2 May 2017: The world's most powerful woman did it. Angela Merkel urged President Putin today to stop the attacks against gay men in Chechnya.
27,755 All Out members asked the German Chancellor to raise the issue during her visit to Russia. This weekend, our amazing partners organised a protest in front of the chancellery in Berlin, getting media attention on the issue. And, earlier today, they took our signatures straight to Angela Merkel's office in the German capital.
Photo: Protest in front of the chancellery in Berlin. © Avaaz / Paul Wagner
If we dial up the pressure, we can push Russian authorities to truly investigate these atrocious crimes and bring to justice all those responsible.
More than 98,000 of us have signed the petition to the Russian authorities. Can you sign – or if you already did, share it with your friends and family – and help us get to 100,000? https://go.allout.org/en/a/chechen-100/
Gay men are still being hunted, tortured, and murdered by authorities in Chechnya, Russia.
Next week, Chancellor Angela Merkel is visiting Russia. Merkel has huge power and influence. She also has a great track record of calling out world leaders when they violate human rights.
Our partners in Russia tell us that the international public outcry has already helped. Now, let’s get the most powerful woman in the world to tell Putin that the killing and torture must end!
Published on April 23, 2017.