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Russian Federation: Further information: Activist faces trial for 'homosexual propaganda': Evdokia Romanova

, Index number: EUR 46/7264/2017

On 18 October, a court in Samara will hear the case against human rights defender Evdokia Romanova accused of spreading “homosexual propaganda”. The judge has ruled that the hearing will be closed to the public. The proceedings against Evdokia Romanova stem solely from the peaceful exercise of her right to freedom of expression and therefore must be dropped.

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