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Russia Labels LGBT Community ‘Extremist’ In Prelude To Sweeping Crackdown

The action “Chechen mothers mourn their children”, designed to draw attention to the persecution of gays in Chechnya. May 1, 2017. St. Petersburg
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Russia’s Supreme Court on Thursday designated the so-called “international LGBT public movement” as a banned “extremist” organization, setting the stage for a sweeping crackdown on LGBT rights not seen in the country since the Soviet era.

The move is the latest episode in the sharp conservative turn by Russia’s leadership that has accelerated and permeated nearly every segment of society since the invasion of Ukraine.

By banning a vaguely defined movement, which does not formally exist, activists warn Russia will effectively criminalize any form of LGBT rights advocacy, forcing groups providing support to LGBT Russians underground…

To read more visit The Moscow Times.

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1 comment

Galfon Gadulka December 2, 2023 at 1:36 am

This is how it starts, fucking commies. This is what Hitler did. This is what every dictatorship is doing. And you are fucking commies. All of you. Jerks pathetic mrican jerks


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