Russia bans ‘LGBT movement,’ stirring fears of new crackdown
Russia's top court declares the 'international LGBT public movement' an extremist organization, paving the way for a new wave of repression. The Supreme Court approves the ban application by the Justice Ministry in a closed hearing. Activists express alarm as the law could be used to threaten any LGBT person with long jail sentences. The ruling also makes it possible to ban any LGBT symbols. The Kremlin is placing increasing emphasis on “traditi…
Russia outlaws ‘international LGBT public movement’ as extremist
Human rights activists say supreme court’s vague wording provides wide scope for persecutionRussia’s supreme court has outlawed what it called an “international LGBT public movement” as extremist, in a landmark ruling that representatives of gay and transgender people warn will lead to arrests and prosecutions of the already repressed LGBTQ+ community.The ruling effectively outlaws LGBTQ+ activism in a country growing increasingly conservative s…
Top Russian court bans LGBT movement, brands activists as ‘extremists’
Supreme Court of Russia rules LGBT activists as extremists, leading to arrests & prosecutions. U.N. Human Rights Office criticizes ruling, calling for repeal. LGBT community in Russia faces fear of arrest & prosecution due to 2013 law criminalizing "propaganda" of non-traditional sexual orientations.
Russia's Supreme Court effectively outlaws LGBTQ2S+ activism in a landmark ruling
Russia's Supreme Court effectively outlawed LGBTQ2S+ activism on Thursday, the most drastic step against advocates of gay, lesbian and transgender rights in the increasingly conservative country.
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