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Russian Federation: Mother loses custody over kids for son's long hair: Lyubov Litsegevich and her 7 children

, Index number: EUR 46/7639/2017

Local authorities, in the Bogradskiy District, Russia, have removed seven children from their adoptive mother after she allowed one of her four year-old sons’ hair to grow long. The authorities interpreted this as her fostering the “wrong” gender identity in him, an absurd accusation arising in the context of state-sponsored homophobia, transphobia and gender stereotyping in Russia.

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