Person of the Week: Yulia Tsvetkova

Week-ending 20 March 2020

Russia Lifts House Arrest of LGBT Activist Facing Pornography Charges

Russia on Monday lifted the house arrest of an LGBT rights activist accused of distributing pornography for posting drawings of vaginas on a body-positive social media page. Yulia Tsvetkova, 26, has been under house arrest since November in the remote Far Eastern city of Komsomolsk-on Amur, some 6,000 kilometers (3,800 miles) east of Moscow. The Moscow Times, 16 March 2020

Amnesty International: Yulia Tsvetkova released from House Arrest

The Komsomolsk-on-Amur District Court ruled to release women rights and LGBT rights activist Yulia Tsvetkova from house arrest on 16 March. She remains under travel restrictions, and criminal and administrative proceeding instigated against her for promoting women’s rights and LGBTI rights are still ongoing. Amnesty International, 20 March 2020

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