Activists arrested at May day march

At a May 1 demonstration, 17 LGBT activits were targeted and arrested by the police in S:t Petersburg. They have now been released but this event once more raises concern.

Civil Rights Defenders calls on the S:t Petersburg and Russian federal authorities to respect LGBT activists’ right to peaceful protest.

Read the press release of our partner Coming Out in St Petersburg

Categories: Statements.
Regions: Russia.