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Russian Federation: Further information: Activist found guilty of 'homosexual propaganda': Evdokia Romanova

, Index number: EUR 46/7318/2017

On 18 October, a magistrate in Samara, Russia found Evdokia Romanova guilty of spreading ‘homosexual propaganda’ for posting links to LGBTI-related articles on social media, and issued her a fine of 50,000 roubles. She will appeal the decision. The sentence against Evdokia Romanova stems solely from the peaceful exercise of her right to freedom of expression and must be immediately quashed.

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