Human Rights Watch reports that last month, a Russian court found a lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights activist guilty of violating the country’s “gay propaganda” law:
Alekseenko was the director of Maximum, a Murmansk LGBT rights group that provided legal and psychosocial support. The Leninsky District Court in Murmansk, in northwestern Russia, found certain items posted on the Maximum’s website violated the law banning the dissemination of positive information about LGBT relationships to children and, as the director, Alekseenko was found responsible and fined 100,000 rubles (about US$1,300) for the alleged “propaganda.”
HRW is calling on Russian prosecutors to support an appeal, which the activist, Sergei Alekseenko, plans to file in the coming days.
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