A march with the flag of LGBT. Photo: REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

15 June 2018, 16:32

ECtHR registers a complaint about ban of LGBT action in Nalchik

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has registered complaints filed by LGBT activists from the capital of Kabardino-Balkaria and six other Russian cities about a refusal to hold LGBT actions. This was reported by Nikolai Alekseev, a rights defender and an LGBT activist.

"We filed complaints about the refusals to sanction marches, parades and other actions in Nalchik, Kineshma, Vladivostok, Shuya, Severodvinsk, Arkhangelsk, and Novodvinsk," reported Nikolai Alekseev as quoted by the newspaper "Novaya Gazeta".

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that in March 2017, the authorities refused to sanction gay parades in Nalchik and Cherkessk. According to organizers, after they had filed notifications on actions, they started to receive threats. On March 19, at a rally, residents of Nalchik demanded to prevent holding LGBT actions in their city.

Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.

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