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Monday, 27 June 2011 12:05

LGBT Activists Arrested In St Petersburg

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That is going worst in Russia, 14 LGBT activists were arrested when they tried to hold a demonstration in St Petersburg.

Apparently, the police also arrested people who tried to attack the gay militants.

Nikolai Alexeyev, militant for LGBT rights in Russia, said by his twitter that "14 lgbt activists in police station. Two were beaten, Alexey Kiselev by police inside station and Alexander Sheremetyev by homophobe.”

He added that the activists will be taken to court for 'illegal public protest and disobedience to police orders".
If they are considered to be guilty, they will risk up to 15 days of prison.

Russia had once again prohibited the Gay Pride whereas the European Court of Human Rights ordered that this prohibition was stopped. Russia already had to pay damages to the organisers. But nothing changed.


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