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Russian Federation - November 2023

”International LGBT movement” is extremist, court says

The Russian Supreme Court ruled the “international LGBT movement” to be an ”extremist organization” on 30 November, meaning that participating or financing the organization is punishable with up to 12 years in prison. No such formal organization exists inside or outside Russia, and an attempt by Russian LGBTQIA+ activists to register a Russian non-profit under the name ”International LGBT Movement” in order to gain access to the closed hearing and disrupt the legal process was unsuccessful. Rights activists say the ruling will be used to criminalize any form of LGBTQIA+ activism or support in the country.

Sources: Human Rights Watch, Meduza

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Rights -1 Rights  (-1)
Political Equality
Social Group Equality

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