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July 22, 2013

Four Dutch filmmakers were not charge after making a documentary about gay rights in the Russian city of Murmansk - the footage was then seized by police

Four tourists who were arrested in Russia for ‘gay propaganda’ were told they were free to go today (22 July).

Due to an 'irregularity in the minutes', the four Dutch citizens said they would no longer be held by police. 

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

July 22, 2013

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

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.

May 3, 2012

Clare Dimyon starts her tour to tackle homophobia in football at Euro2012

Clare Dimyon made a pit-stop in the Netherlands before embarking on her equality-in-sports tour.

The equality campaigner joined the LGBT community in Groningen in northern Netherlands to celebrate Queen's day, a national holiday.