Δευτέρα, 12 Μαρτίου 2012

Russia’s Kostroma gay gag law faces challenge.

Moscow activist Nikolai Alekseev has traveled to Kostroma to ask for permission to hold a gay march, and spark a legal challenge to their gag law.
Nikolai Alekseev is challenging the law banning the 'promotion of homosexuality' in Kostroma, Russia.
Russia’s most famous gay activist traveled to the city of Kostroma today (12 March) to challenge the region’s ban on ‘promoting’ homosexuality to minors.
The homophobic Kostroma law was introduced at the end of the last month and its introduction was overshadowed by the passing of a similar law in St Petersburg, which attracted global criticism and protests.
Nikolai Alekseev, a Moscow based activist has already sparked legal cases against the two other regions, Arkhangelsk and Ryazan, who have introduced the ‘propaganda’ legislation, which is designed to gag the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
In those areas, he has cases active or pending at the European Court of Human Rights and the UN’s Human Rights Committee.
The GayRussia.eu leader has pledged to fight the St Petersburg laws in a similar way.
But today was Alekseev’s moment to spark a similar case in the Kostroma region where he went to apply for permission from the authorities to stage what he described to Gay Star News as ‘Gay Pride and four other public events’.
In the highly unlikely event he is granted permission, it will be a major blow against the law. If, however, he is refused, he can begin a legal challenge.
Speaking from the city, he told us it was planned to return later this month and conduct individual pickets, as his group did in Ryazan and Arkhangelsk.

Πηγή:www.gaystarnews.com

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