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Russia: LGBT activists arrested in Moscow

Russian Federation, Moscow
September 25, 2013 at 13:26 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russia: LGBT activists arrested in Moscow

Around 10 LGBT activists were detained on Wednesday outside the office of the organising committee of the Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 in Moscow.

The activists waved banners and were arrested by police officers during the protest, which is opposed to the ban on gay parades during the Winter Olympic Games. Activists chanted "Homophobia, the shame of Russia" and "Olympic Gays". Among the detainees was one of the leaders of the LGBT movement, Nikolay Alekseyev.

On August 19 President Vladimir Putin signed a decree banning any mass actions unrelated to the Olympic and Paralympic Games from January 7 until March 21 of this year. Nikolay Alekseyev has announced his intention to appeal the decree in the Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights

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Russia: LGBT activists arrested in Moscow

Around 10 LGBT activists were detained on Wednesday outside the office of the organising committee of the Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 in Moscow.

The activists waved banners and were arrested by police officers during the protest, which is opposed to the ban on gay parades during the Winter Olympic Games. Activists chanted "Homophobia, the shame of Russia" and "Olympic Gays". Among the detainees was one of the leaders of the LGBT movement, Nikolay Alekseyev.

On August 19 President Vladimir Putin signed a decree banning any mass actions unrelated to the Olympic and Paralympic Games from January 7 until March 21 of this year. Nikolay Alekseyev has announced his intention to appeal the decree in the Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights

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