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Russia urged to reconsider anti-gay laws as activist fined

Headline Title:  Russia urged to reconsider anti-gay laws as activist fined 04 May 2012 A prominent Russian LGBTI rights activist has become the first person to be fined for spreading “gay propaganda” under a new St Petersburg law after he picketed the city hall with a poster that said “homosexuality is not a perversion”.Nikolai Alexeyev announced the news of his conviction via Twitter: “Who can pay my fine for gay propaganda in St. Petersburg? 5000 rub, 130 euros, 180 usd”.Alexeyev was convicted under an offence created only in March this year when St Petersburg, Russia’s second-largest…

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