Police Arrest Dozens of Gay Azerbaijanis After Reported Raids

Lawyers working on the cases say that at least 100 people have been detained over a period of several days.

An Azerbaijani flag at an LGBT pride parade in Germany in 2015. Police have reportedly arrested more than 100 gay Azerbaijanis over the past days. (photo: Ghvinotsdaati, Wikimedia Commons)

Police have detained dozens of gay and transsexual people in Azerbaijan following a number of raids around Baku, with reports of torture and beatings, local LGBT activists have reported.

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Police Arrest Dozens of Gay Azerbaijanis After Reported Raids

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