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WATCH: London artists unite for Chechnya with unique artwork sale

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Isago Fukuda

Rooster, by Isago Fukuda is one of the art pieces on sale

A special exhibition and sale of artwork in the East End of London aims to raise awareness and funds to alleviate the persecution of gay and bisexual men in Chechnya.

Since April, numerous reports and personal testimonies have highlighted the discrimination that LGBTI communities are facing in the Russian republic. Today, Human Rights Watch published a detailed report on the purge gay men are facing in the country.

The art show, titled One Piece, opened on Tuesday 23 May at NSH Arts in Mile End and will close Monday 30 May.

Money raised will go directly to the Russian LGBT Network.

Gay Star News had the opportunity to interview Edmund Farmer, one of the event organizers, about the show.

Watch the video below.

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