It was supposed to be a night out. But for the young man who calls himself Maksim, as for scores of other gay men arrested in a pogrom this month in Russia’s Chechnya region, it pivoted into nearly two weeks of beatings and torture.
"They Starve You. They Shock You': Inside the Anti-Gay Pogrom in Chechnya" is from the April 21, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Andrew E. Kramer and narrated by Mike DelGaudio.