On 18 October, a court in Samara will hear the case against human rights defender Evdokia Romanova accused of spreading “homosexual propaganda”. The judge has ruled that the hearing will be closed to the public. The proceedings against Evdokia Romanova stem solely from the peaceful exercise of her right to freedom of expression and therefore must be dropped.
1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:
- Urging the Russian authorities to end the proceedings against Evdokia Romanova as they stem solely from the peaceful exercise of her right to freedom of expression;
- Calling on them to abolish the “homosexual propaganda law” as it contravenes Russia’s international obligations to respect the right to freedom of expression;
- Reminding them of their obligation to ensure the right to a public hearing, which includes granting access to the general public and media.
Contact these two officials by 27 November, 2017:
Prosecutor of Samara Region
Konstantin Nikolaevich Bukreev
443030, Samara Region
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]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador
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