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Two gay men, who do not want to be identified for safety reasons, left Chechnya after being kidnapped and beaten there. Gregory (left) says he was held for 12 days in a basement. Arnie (right) says he was disowned by his relatives after he was delivered back to his family unconscious, in a burlap bag. They spoke with NPR at a safe house in Moscow. Natalie Winston/NPR hide caption

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'They Told Me I Wasn't A Human Being': Gay Men Speak Of Brutal Treatment In Chechnya

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