Magomed Tushayev

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Magomed Tushayev (February 23, 1986 – February 26, 2022) was a General and advisor to the Head of the Chechen Republic. He was the commander of the 141 Motorized Regiment of the Chechnya National Guard.

Tushayev was part of a group who terrorized the LGBTQ community in Chechnya. This included kidnapping and torturing dozens of men who were suspected to be gay. This has been called Chechnya's "anti-gay purge".[1][2][3]

He was killed by soldiers of the National Guard of Ukraine. This was during Russia's invasion of Ukraine. His death was confirmed by the Ukrainian news agency and the office of the Ukrainian President. [4][5] Russian and Chechen sources deny that Tushayev was killed.[6]

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  1. He murdered homosexuals. He was killed by the Ukrainian military, Pomponik, 2022-03-01[permanent dead link]
  2. Kieren Williams (2022-03-01), Ruthless warlord who led 'gay purges' in Chechnya killed fighting for Russia in Ukraine, The Mirror, archived from the original on 2022-03-03, retrieved 2022-03-03, At a Council of Europe meeting last year the suppression of gay people in Chechnya was described as "the single most egregious example of violence against LGBTI people in Europe that has occurred in decades"
  3. Michael Goldstein (2022-03-03), "World's Largest Aircraft Another Casualty of Russian Attack on Ukraine", Forbes, archived from the original on 2022-03-04, retrieved 2022-03-05, The death of Russian General Magomed Tushayev, head of a 'motorized regiment' of the Chechnya National Guard, was confirmed by Ukrainian news services. Killed by the elite Ukrainian Alpha unit, Tushayev was a warlord and advisor to Chechen strongman Ramzan Kadyrov. Tushayev was also widely known for terrorizing the Chechnyaa LGBTQ+ community.
  4. Michael K. Lavers (2022-02-27), Warlord who persecuted gay Chechens killed in Ukrainian fighting, Los Angeles Blade, archived from the original on 2022-03-02, retrieved 2022-03-02
  5. Ukrainian Armed Forces neutralise Kadyrov's fighters who planned to kill Zelenskyy, Pravda, 2022-03-01, archived from the original on 2022-03-09, retrieved 2022-03-09
  6. "Похищения, пытки, убийства. Чем известны в Чечне воюющие в Украине кадыровцы". RFE/RL (in Russian). Archived from the original on 2022-04-29. Retrieved 2022-04-29.