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Critic’s Punishment and Disappearance is Met with Moscow’s Silence

A video circulating on Russian social media shows a young man apparently being forced to penetrate himself with a glass bottle: a forced punishment for allegedly helping to “spread lies” about Chechen authorities. It once again highlights the Chechen…
Graphic circulating on Russian social media in support of  the Telegram channel "1ADAT". 
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A Transgender Woman’s Court Victory Highlights the Russian Regulation’s Absurdity

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The Russian flag flies on a courthouse building in St. Petersburg, Russia, March 15 2020.
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1. These written submissions are made by Human Rights Watch pursuant to article 36 § 2 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (the European Convention on Human Rights, ECHR) following the leave granted by the…
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Court Warps Child Rights Arguments to Defend ‘Gay Propaganda’ Law

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LGBT rights activists carry the rainbow flag during a May Day rally in St. Petersburg, Russia.
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European Court Finds Russian Authorities Discriminated Against LGBT Groups

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Russian blogger, Zhenya Svetski, stands with a sign reading “I am not ‘gay propaganda’” in Moscow, December 2018.