Another prisoner who fled said that before being incarcerated in one of the camps, he had been forced to pay bribes to Chechen police of thousands of rubles every month in order to survive.
Now the regime had taken another step against gays by creating these camps, the survivor said.
One of the most disgusting things I have seen is a Chechen security source stating that these arrests are part of what he called a preventative clean-up.'And he continued: 'Human rights groups report that these anti-gay campaigns and killings are orchestrated by the head of the Chechen republic, Ramzan Kadyrov.
'He has carried out other violent campaigns in the past, and this time he is directing his efforts at the LGBT community.
One of the camps is reportedly at the former military headquarters in the town of Argun.
Svetlana Zakharova, from the Russian LGBT Network, told Mail Online: 'Gay people have been detained and rounded up and we are working to evacuate people from the camps and some have now left the region.
And he said that the fundamentalist leader had threatened to eliminate the homosexual community by the start of Ramadan on May 26.
Speaking about the recent round of arrests in Chechnya, Mr Duncan told Parliament: 'The actions in these reports are utterly barbaric.
“This is against a backdrop of the generally deteriorating human rights situation in Russia.
Terrifying reports are emerging from Chechnya about plans to eliminate the gay community by the end of next month, Parliament has been told.
There will be several speakers and people are asked to bring rainbow flags, banners and pink flowers.