September 12, 2017

Urgent Action: LGBT Activist Charged With Homosexual Propaganda (Russian Federation: UA 209.17)


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Evdokia Romanova, an LBGT activist from Samara, Russia was charged with “homosexual propaganda” on 26 July for reposting links to the international Youth Coalition for Sexual Reproductive Rights website and to articles that promoted LGBT equality. She will stand trial on 18 September.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Calling on the Russian authorities to drop the charges against Evdokia Romanova as they stem solely from the peaceful exercise of her right to freedom of expression;
  • Urging the authorities to abolish the “homosexual propaganda law” as it contravenes with Russia’s international obligations to respect the right to freedom of expression;
  • Urging the authorities to end their targeting of the LGBT community in Russia through discriminatory laws, policies and practices.

Contact these two officials by 24 October, 2017:

Prosecutor of Samara Region
Konstantin Nikolaevich Bukreev
ul.Krasnoarmeiskaia, 32
443030, Samara Region
Russian Federation
Fax: +7 (846) 333-54-28, 332-29-44
E-form (in Russian): http://www.samproc.ru/feedback/feedback.php
Salutation: Dear Prosecutor 

Ambassador Anatoly Ivanovich Antonov,
Embassy of the Russian Federation
2650 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington DC 20007
Phone: 1 202 298 5700  I  Fax: 1 202 298 5735
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @RussiaInUSA; @RusEmbUSA
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 209.17
Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the actions taken on each case—letters, emails, calls and tweets—and use that information in our advocacy.

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