The problem isn't the execution of homosexuals; it's the freedom to report about it.
The Russian journalist who is responsible for breaking the news that Chechen officials had rounded up, tortured and detained men suspected of being gay, has said that she is in hiding and fearing for her life after a “jihad was declared against her”.
A spokesperson for Chechnya’s leader Ramzan Kadyrov, said, that the report was “lies and disinformation” and claimed that gay people did not “exist in the republic”.
Population of Chechnya: 1.4 million
Number of homosexuals in Chechnya: 0