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Recent weeks have also witnessed large-scale detentions of gay men in Nigeria and Bangladesh.

In April, 53 people in northern Nigeria were arrested and charged with conspiring to celebrate a gay wedding.

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It is a form of courtship, consisting of social activities done by the couple, either alone or with others.

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When they finally released me, I was close to hanging myself.” Another told how he was verbally abused and humiliated in front of his own family.

He said fathers, brothers, uncles of the inmates were lined up and, one by one, each detainee was ordered to admit they were gay.

“Then, they chastise your family members, tell them they brought shame on the family by rearing a pervert, that it’s a huge stain on family honour, a stain that needs to be cleansed – they wouldn’t say it directly but we all knew what it meant.” The Russian programme director of HRW, Tanya Lokshina, said: “Russia’s federal investigation into the abductions, torture, and humiliation of people presumed to be gay in Chechnya should be thorough and investigators should bring perpetrators to account.” Russian officials are now investigating claims of a state-sponsored purge backed by Ramzan Kadyrov, the Chechen leader, whose spokesperson has called reports of abuse “absolute lies and disinformation”.

The release of HRW’s investigation coincides with the start of Ramadan, a date which Sir Alan Duncan, British foreign minister, said had been touted by the Chechen leader as a deadline for gay men to be “eliminated”.

“And they keep turning the hellish machine, and the pain is just insane, you scream, and scream, and you no longer know who you are.

“Finally, you faint, it all goes dark, but when you come to your senses, they start all over again.

British MPs discussed the campaign in the House of Commons in April, with the Government urged to send the “strongest possible siren message” to Russia, which itself adopted an anti-LGBT “propaganda law“ 2013.

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