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Article 19: European Court of Human Rights - ‘Homosexual Propaganda’ bans violate freedom of expression

posted 10 Mar 2014, 10:58 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 10 Mar 2014, 11:00 ]
6 March 2014 

Source: Article 19 

On 28 February 2014, ARTICLE 19 and INTERRIGHTS submitted third-party interventions with the European Court of Human Right in the case of Bayev and Others v Russia. The case concerns the prosecution of three human rights campaigners – Nikolay Bayev, Aleksey Kiselev and Nikolay Alekseyev - for violating Russian legislation prohibiting so-called “homosexual propaganda.” The activists have been fined for their participation in demonstrations condemning discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. [Read more