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Russian activists found guilty of violating gay propaganda ban

By |2018-01-15T16:59:50-05:00April 16th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner

International News Briefs

Moscow Pride members Nikolai Baev and Irina Fet were found guilty April 6 of violating a local law in the Ryazan region that bans exposing minors to homosexual propaganda.
Baev and Fet were part of a small group of activists who deliberately violated the law March 30 by carrying pro-gay signs near a school and library in downtown Ryazan, which is 200 km (120 miles) southeast of Moscow.
They were fined 1,500 rubles ($45) each.
Moscow Pride head Nikolai Alekseev said the picket was “a necessary step” to set the stage for challenging the law before the Constitutional Court.

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