12 May 2015, 21:28
ECtHR obliges Georgia to pay 33,500 euros to LGBT activists
The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ordered Georgia to pay 33,500 euros to the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) activists, who suffered in Tbilisi in May 2012 in clashes during the action against homophobia.
The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on May 17, 2012, in Tbilisi, at the former parliament building, a rally was held on the International Day against Homophobia. Opponents of the rally held by members of sexual minorities broke through the police cordon and initiated clashes, which resulted in 17 injured persons.
A complaint to the ECtHR was submitted by the organization "Identity" and its 13 members, who drew the attention of the court to violations of Article 3 (prohibition of inhuman treatment) and Article 14 (prohibition of discrimination) of the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, as well as of the articles dealing with the freedom of expression and the freedom of assembly. As a result, in its decision, the ECtHR found violations of these articles.
The press release of the ECtHR notes that the court has obliged Georgia to pay 2-4 thousand euros to each of the 13 applicants, and 1500 euros as compensation of moral harm to the "Identity".
Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.