Peter Tatchell: I’m not here to tell Russians what to do. I’m supporting Russian LGBT+ advocates and other human rights defenders. They want President Putin to uphold Russia’s constitution and its international human rights obligations [...]. I am fearful of arrest and violent attack but undeterred"

posted 13 Jun 2018, 09:21 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 13 Jun 2018, 09:24 ]
"I’m not here to tell Russians what to do. I’m supporting Russian LGBT+ advocates and other human rights defenders. They want President Putin to uphold Russia’s constitution and its international human rights obligations, such as the European Convention on Human Rights, which Russia signed and pledged to uphold. I am fearful of arrest and violent attack but undeterred. Inspired by the campaigning and heroism of Russian LGBT+s, I’m acting in solidarity with their battle for equal human rights. Russia should not be allowed to bask in World Cup glory while abusing LGBT+ people and committing war crimes in Syria, the greatest humanitarian crisis of our time."

    - Peter Tatchell, British human rights defender

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Source: Peter Tatchell, 'Gay rights abuses, war crimes and World Cup fever – it’s an ugly mix,' The Guardian, 13 June 2018


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