Russian police on Saturday detained greater than 30 individuals, most of them girls, who had been staging separate one-person protests in central Moscow towards fees of spreading pornography levelled towards a outstanding LGBT activist, a monitoring group mentioned.
One activist was additionally detained in St. Petersburg, OVD-Information, the monitoring group mentioned.
Earlier this month, police within the Russian Far East charged Julia Tsvetkova, an LGBT and feminist activist, with spreading pornography through her footage, she mentioned on her Fb web page.
If discovered responsible, Tsvetkova could resist six years in jail.
A type of detained in Moscow held a placard saying: “Today they ship to jail for footage, day after they may ship to jail for letters? Freedom for Julia Tsvetkova!”
One-person protests are normally authorized in Russia. Nonetheless there have been quite a few circumstances of demonstrators being detained.
Police declined to touch upon the detentions on Saturday.
Western governments and human rights activists have criticised the Russian authorities for his or her therapy of LGBT individuals.
A vote on proposed adjustments to the Russian structure is ongoing. Amongst many amendments proposed by President Vladimir Putin is an article defining marriage as a union between a person and a girl.
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