Quote for the Week: ‘We, the undersigned Russian and international human rights organization condemn the escalating attacks against Russian LGBT Network, its leadership and partners.’

Week-ending 19 November 2021

‘We, the undersigned Russian and international human rights organizations condemn the escalating attacks against Russian LGBT Network, its leadership and partners. We call on the Russian authorities to cease targeting the largest and most prominent LGBTI rights group in Russia and foster a normal working environment for activists for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex and transgender people in the country.’

From a statement signed by Amnesty International, Anti-discrimination Centre “Memorial”, Civic Assistance Committee (designated a “foreign agent” by Russia’s Ministry of Justice), Civil Rights Defenders, Committee against Torture, Front Line Defenders, Human Rights Centre “Memorial” (designated a “foreign agent” by Russia’s Ministry of Justice), Human Rights Watch, Norwegian Helsinki Committee

-‘Russian Federation: Joint statement in support of Russian LGBTI rights activists under attack,’ Amnesty International, 19 November 2021

Source:

Amnesty InternationalCivil Rights Defenders, 19 November 2021: We, the undersigned Russian and international human rights organization condemn the escalating attacks against Russian LGBT Network, its leadership and partners. We call on the Russian authorities to cease targeting the largest and most prominent LGBTI rights group in Russia and foster a normal working environment for activists for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex and transgender people in the country. [Statement signed by: Amnesty International, Anti-discrimination Centre “Memorial”, Civic Assistance Committee (designated a “foreign agent” by Russia’s Ministry of Justice), Civil Rights Defenders, Committee against Torture, Front Line Defenders, Human Rights Centre “Memorial” (designated a “foreign agent” by Russia’s Ministry of Justice), Human Rights Watch, Norwegian Helsinki Committee]

Other news:

The Moscow Times, 17 November 2021: A Moscow court has fined a music video channel for “gay propaganda” after its awards show featured gender-flipping stars and what viewers said resembled a same-sex wedding, Russia’s independent Dozhd TV broadcaster reported Wednesday.

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