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Russia: Supreme Court Bans “LGBT Movement” as “Extremist”

By Human Rights Watch
Click to expand Image Activists participate in the St Petersburg LGBT Pride march on August 12, 2017. © 2017 Valya Egorshin/NurPhoto via Getty Images (Berlin) – Russia’s Supreme Court ruled today that the “international LGBT movement” is an “extremist organization,” jeopardizing all forms of LGBT rights activism in the country, Human Rights Watch said today.  In a closed hearing, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Justice Ministry’s lawsuit accusing the “LGBT movement” of inciting social and religious discord. Russian authorities should immediately end this perverse persecution of LGBT…

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