Wednesday, February 20, 2008


The ban placed on the organisation of a gay Pride march in Moscow in 2007 was a breach of human rights, the organisers have said in a letter to the European Court of Human Rights.

They are asking the court to rule on the ban and want one million euros compensation.

The legal action against the Russian authorities is the second brought by Moscow Pride organisers, who are also asking for a ruling on the 2006 Pride march ban.

"I am absolutely certain of our final victory in Strasburg," Pride organiser Nicolas Alexeyev told Interfax. ...

Mr Alexeyev said if Pride activists won their case the compensation money would be used to develop the LGBT movement in Russia.

Activists plan to try to stage another gay Pride march on May 27th this year.

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