First tourists arrested in Russia for ‘gay propaganda’

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    Jul 23, 2013 2:24 PM GMT
    [url]http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/first-tourists-arrested-russia-‘gay-propaganda’220713[/url]
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    Jul 23, 2013 2:35 PM GMT


    There's an update for you, Art:

    [url]http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/court-date-delayed-first-tourists-arrested-%E2%80%98gay-propaganda%E2%80%99-russia220713[/url]

    Whew! *relieved*
  • Kazachok

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    Jul 23, 2013 3:12 PM GMT
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    This new law isn't really going to work...
  • TheBizMan

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    Jul 23, 2013 3:15 PM GMT
    Kazachok saidicon_rolleyes.gif
    This new law isn't really going to work...

    It'll be gone within the next 1-3 years

    Russia is just going through a phase
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    Jul 23, 2013 3:49 PM GMT
    meninlove said
    There's an update for you, Art:

    [url]http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/court-date-delayed-first-tourists-arrested-%E2%80%98gay-propaganda%E2%80%99-russia220713[/url]

    Whew! *relieved*

    I'm not sure it's much of a "whew". From the article update (not sure why it won't link):

    Shortly after they were questioned for eight hours, Van der Veen posted on his Facebook wall telling his friends he would not be back in the Netherlands for today..

    ‘Rather than return home we are still in Murmansk,’ he said. ‘It’s all because of the documentary, the gay propaganda. It’s okay, but it is unclear what to do next.

    ‘We’ve got a lot of support from the local activists and consulates!’

    The group was fined 3,000 roubles each ($93, 70 euros) for violating visa rules.

    Police confiscated the film shot in Russia and are still refusing to release the footage.

    Gay activists have told Gay Star News they hope this is [or "isn't"?] a 'taste' of what will be the case during the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia next year. They hope international pressure will force Russian authorities to not arrest any gay tourist or athlete during the Games.