Serious fears have been raised that a Russian pop star has been killed in Chechnya’s crackdown on homosexuality.

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A leading Russian human rights group said it had “serious fears” Friday that a gay pop star may have been killed in Chechnya as part of a crackdown on the homosexual community. Chechen Zelimkhan Bakayev, 26, went missing in August when he left his home in Moscow to visit the capital Grozny to attend his sister’s wedding.