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Express your solidarity with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people in Russia
- send an email to the Russian Embassy !


The Russian authorities have passed recently so called "anti-gay" law which bans anything considered pro-gay: gay rallies, pride parades, holding hands in public by gay people, wearing rainbow suspenders or displaying rainbow flags. Any individual using the internet to share information about LGBT topics can be subject to fines. This law applies also to foreigners visiting Russia. This so called "anti propaganda" law is undoubtedly in conflict with Russia's human rights obligations. This suppression of freedom of speech is inconsistent with the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the European Convention for Human Rights. The Russian authorities seem to have forgotten that they must respect their international treaty obligations.

The situation in Russia is serious and it is getting worst with time. Basic human rights are trampled. The attitude of the authorities encourages neo-Nazi groups to brutally attack gay people. We can't stand silent seeing what's happening in Russia.
It is not only a LGBT issue, it is human right issue.

Express your solidarity with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people in Russia - send an email to the Russian Embassy.

Below is a template which you can use to express your protest against breaking human rights in Russia.


Mr Maxim Peshkov
Ambassador of the Russian Federation

I am writing in relation to the recent passage of a law banning the “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relationships”, which amounts to a serious assault on the basic rights and freedoms of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender citizens in Russia and on freedom of expression.
This new law is in conflict with Russia's human rights obligations. This suppression of freedom of speech is inconsistent with the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the European Convention for Human Rights.
I condemn in the strongest possible terms the acts of aggression, attack, public bullying, harassment of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people, which take place in Russia.
The Russian government must act immediately. The democratically elected authorities have a duty to protect minorities, especially these most vulnerable who are at risk of being exposed to attacks, aggression and intolerance. A state which oppresses and fails to protect its citizens is not a democratic country.

Regards,


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