Russian gay rights activist says deportation to Uzbekistan is a death sentence
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Russian gay rights activist says deportation to Uzbekistan is a death sentence

A Russian gay rights activist is living in the "shadow of death" as authorities threaten to deport him to Uzbekistan, where homosexuality is illegal. Ali Feruz, 30, was detained and allegedly tortured for two days by the Uzbek National Security Service in 2009 and fled the country two years later. Mr. Feruz sought asylum in Russia in 2011 and began working for the investigative newspaper Novaya Gazeta, reporting on refugees and discrimination against women.


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