LGBTI global news 24-7

First tourists arrested in Russia for ‘gay propaganda’

Three Dutch people were arrested for the anti-gay law in the northern city of Russia, and told they had 'violated the rules of stay' - a court date will follow tomorrow
In Murmansk, Russia, the first tourists to be officially charged with gay propaganda may be deported from the country.

Four tourists were arrested in Russia for ‘gay propaganda’ today (21 July), making them the first foreigners to be officially charged under the anti-gay law.

In Murmansk in North Russia, four Dutch citizens were detained by police.

One of those arrested is Kris van der Veen, a councillor for the left-wing green party GroenLinks in Groningen. He is also chairman of the foundation KGBT Groningen, which campaigns for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights.

It is believed Van der Veen was making a documentary about gay rights in Russia and had been asking children about their views.

One of those arrested is Kris van der Veen, who is a councillor for the left-wing green party GroenLinks in Groningen. He is also chairman of the foundation KGBT Groningen, which campaigns for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights.

Nos says the four were making a documentary about gay rights in Russia and had been questioning youngsters about their views.

The four have been released pending their court appearance and Van der Veen used Twitter to say they are being helped by the Dutch consultate.

- See more at:

While the four Dutch tourists were being held in the police station, authorities said they had violated the ‘rules of stay in the territory of Russia’.

They were told they had broken the law of ‘non-traditional sexual relations’ propaganda among children, which was signed into law by President Vladimir Putin last month.

It is believed they were free to go after being charged with the offence, and at the time of writing, was told to appear in court in less than six hours.

The hearing is scheduled for 2.30pm Moscow time on 22 July. The Russian LGBT Network has said they are providing legal assistance.

The General Consulate of the Netherlands and international human rights organizations are being kept informed.

If convicted of the law, the four people could be heavily fined, held for up to 14 days in Russian prison and then deported back to the Netherlands.

UPDATE: The tourists are free and will not be charged due to an 'administrative error'. Find out more here.

Comment on a news story


Great post! I'm just starting out in community management/marketing media and trying to learn how to do it well - resources like this article are incredibly helpful. As our company is based in the US, it's all a bit new to us. CLAT Preivious Year Paper

Votre voyance
gratuite, Loin des yeux, loin du coeur, proverbe bien menteur car malgré la distance c'est à toi que je pense.voyance

He placed the phones still in their packaging to form a huge heart. With a huge bouquet of roses, he decided to take the plunge and asked his girlfriend to marry him.

3ds emulator

Two of the apartments are in the Turquoise project; they are four-bedroom units, one above the other and believed to be owned by the same party. amore ec disclaimer

But this scheme is now under review following Monday's announcement, said the BCA and Urban Redevelopment Authority yesterday. They added that any revisions to the scheme could take effect in the second half of the year. yishun ec

A medical devices firm has been sued by Wee Ee-Chao, the son of one of Singapore’s wealthiest men Wee Cho Yaw, for allegedly not paying rent on a bungalow located near Orchard Road, according to media reports. Northpark Condos

The indicative price for the unit is $6-6.5 million, which reflects about $2,096-$2,270 psf based on the unit's strata area of 2,863 sq ft. The Amore

This perceptive analysis can be used with the TradingLevels as an overlay to strengthen and improve your trading results Trade CFD

clash of clans triche
Comme Clash of Clans, Call of Duty: le cycle de base de gameplay de Heroes consiste à utiliser les ressources de fortifier votre base et la formation des combattants pour la bataille et attaquer les bastions ennemis. Que vous envahir une base ou défendre votre propre, le combat est aussi simple que de toucher l'écran pour déployer vos soldats et regarder l'action se dérouler. Le jeu vous permet de prendre d'autres joueurs en mode PVP ainsi que la défense contre des vagues de plus en plus difficiles, d'ennemis en mode de survie.

clash of clans triche gemmes

Anfahrtskosten sondern auch wertvolle Zeit. Wir sind in wenigen sekunden "bei Ihnen" und können Sie tatkräftig unterstützen.IT-Komplettbetreuung

Albendazole is sold as Albenza (US), Eskazole, Zentel, Andazol and Alworm, is a benzimidazole drug suitable for the curing of a many helminth infestations. Albendazole is connected with the metabolic process of helminths, in which the drug halts the development of equalization proteins and the intake of glucose in the cell. Thus the worm losing vital substances so that it dies in the intestine. Coadministration of anti-parasite tablet praziquantel ampliies plasma grades of Albenza and thus its result. This also right to the H2-receptor blocker cimetidine and dexamethasone from the class of glucocorticoids. In the following is the most significant information on possible usual adverse effects of Albenza. These side effects in the main do not occur, but they can. Because each kid responds in different way to a cure. Be delighted and also note that the adverse effects in group and frequency depending on the dosage form of a drug