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Mon Sep 2, 2013, 08:30 PM

Russians charge 24 y.o. under anti-gay propaganda law

http://americablog.com/2013/09/russians-charge-24-y-o-gay-propaganda-ban.html

Russia’s new anti-gay “propaganda” law has found a new victim: 24 year old Dmitry Isakov.

On July 30, Isakov staged a one-man protest in the center of the town of Kazan, Russia, holding a sign reading, “Being gay and loving gays is normal. Beating gays and killing gays is a crime!”

The news came out of Russia yesterday that a Russian teen allegedly told his mother that he’d seen images of Isakov’s protest online, and prosecutors are now using that as the basis to charge Isakov.

The Russian authorities have now confirmed activists’ worst fears that any “gay propaganda” by Olympic athletes, guests and media at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia that is broadcast on the Internet will be cause for the arrest and persecution of Olympic attendees.

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Reply Russians charge 24 y.o. under anti-gay propaganda law (Original post)
MNBrewer Sep 2013 OP
LostOne4Ever Sep 2013 #1
David__77 Sep 2013 #2
Billy Love Sep 2013 #3
MNBrewer Sep 2013 #4
Billy Love Sep 2013 #5
MNBrewer Sep 2013 #6
Billy Love Sep 2013 #7
Politicalboi Sep 2013 #8

Response to MNBrewer (Original post)

Mon Sep 2, 2013, 08:33 PM

1. Just more reason

Why we should NOT being having the Olympics there.

IOC is failing both the athletes and the spectators of the Olympics and killing the very spirit of the games. They should be ashamed.

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Mon Sep 2, 2013, 08:35 PM

2. Why is the mainstream media not reporting on this?

I really want to know why. Is it because LGBT issues are marginal to them? I find it highly significant that a person would be arrested for such a protest action.

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Mon Sep 2, 2013, 08:47 PM

4. Mmm.... by whom?

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Mon Sep 2, 2013, 08:54 PM

6. Are there any precedents to indicate that this might happen,

or are you just talking out of your ?

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Mon Sep 2, 2013, 09:13 PM

8. We need to pull out of the Olympics

Or have them somewhere else. What's going to happen if US citizens get arrested for protesting? Or just get arrested for not "looking" straight. Fuck Putin. If this were happening to any other group, we should do the same thing. Where's Luke Montgomery AKA Mr. Sissyfag when we need him.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luke_Montgomery

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