Human Rights Court: Russian homosexuals illegally

Human Rights Court: Russian homosexuals illegally

World June 20, 2017 10:03

strasbourg - The Russian law prohibiting 'propaganda' for homosexuality is discriminatory and contrary to freedom of expression. The European Court of Human Rights (EHRM) ruled on Tuesday.

The promotion of 'non-traditional sexual relationships' with minors has been punishable throughout the entire Russian Federation since 2013. Three gay activists had gone up to protest and received fines because they wrote on flags that homosexuality is normal.

Russian judges instituted fines, on which the three went to Strasbourg in Strasbourg. It thinks that the law is intended to protect minors but is contrary to the prohibition of discrimination and freedom of expression.

In addition, the prejudices against gays are provided and the law 'does not mean a legitimate public interest. 'Finally, the law is also applied arbitrarily, according to the court.

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