Thursday, October 21, 2010

Russia Fined for Banning Gay Parades

Europe’s Court of Human Rights fined Russia for by banning gay parades in Moscow. Gay rights activist, Nikolai Alexeyev, lodged the case arguing that Russia had violated the European Convention by discriminating based on sexual orientation and by denying the right of assembly. The Strasbourg-based human rights court held that “[t]he mere risk of a demonstration creating a disturbance was not sufficient to justify [the parade] ban,” and ordered Russia to pay Alexeyev 29,510 € ($41,090) in damages and legal fees.

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