For the past three months, human rights organizers worked with the Canadian government to secretly evacuate gay people in Chechnya. They were imprisoned and tortured because of their sexual orientation. Twenty-two of them have made it through Russia to Canada, via an underground railroad. More are expected to be freed in the coming weeks.
Via 'Rainbow Railroad,' Canadian government smuggles out gay Chechens
- John Ibbitson - The Globe and Mail - @JohnIbbitson