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Ukraine: Kyiv authorities in shameful about-face on Pride march

Headline Title:  Ukraine: Kyiv authorities in shameful about-face on Pride march 23 May 2013 Just days before the Ukrainian capital Kyiv was due to host its first-ever Pride march, a city court has banned the event in what Amnesty International called a shameful about-face that tramples on human rights. Thursday’s court hearing cited this weekend’s Kyiv Day celebrations in the city centre – which coincide with the planned Pride march on 25 May – as a reason for banning the event. For the first time ever, the Kyiv city council applied to the courts for a ban of all public events not…

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