Russian Court: Police Acted Illegally in Detaining Pride Participants


On June 29, between 50 and 60 people were arrested after participating in Saint Petersburg Pride 2013. Some reports suggest that all, or almost all, participants were held. Anti-gay protesters were also arrested. Moreover, reports from witnesses and those detained, affirm that Pride participants were beaten by anti-gay protesters, before their circling and arrest by police. Several prominent LGBT rights activists were detained.

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