Unbelievably, families in Chechnya feel it's their duty to kill their gay family members as a way of retaining their honour. Jailers are telling the families to kill them or the jailers will do it themselves.
“They tell the parents to kill their child. They say, ‘Either you do it, or we will.’ They call it ‘cleaning your honor with blood.’ They tortured a man for two weeks [then] they summoned his parents and brothers who all came. The authorities said to them: ‘Your son is a homosexual – sort it out or we’ll do it ourselves.’ They replied: ‘It’s our family. We’ll do it. The family took him and killed him in the forest…They buried him there. They didn’t even give him a funeral. If I go home, my own family will kill me.”