We Need Our #EyesOnChechnya
Human-rights abuses are reportedly being perpetrated against men in Chechnya who are suspected of being gay. Scores are said to have been rounded up by authorities, and I believe this demands action. Earlier this week, Republican Senator Susan Collins and I contacted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson before he met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to demand that he press the Russian government to investigate and hold the perpetrators of human-rights violations to account. These atrocities must end.