The Parliament of the Russian region of Chechnya has passed a proposal which could extend the presidential term limit from two consecutive terms to three.
Chechen strongman Ramzan Kadyrov said that men living in Russia's predominantly Muslim region can take as many as four wives, even though polygamy is banned in the country.
Prominent rights group Memorial had their office firebombed by two masked men a week after their leader was arrested on dubious drug charges.
The US on Tuesday slapped financial sanctions on Chechen strongman Ramzan Kadyrov, accusing him overseeing a systematic campaign of deadly repression.
Chechen officials have never denied the existence of "gay concentration camps." They have denied the existence of gay people in the republic.