Russian Court Declares LGBT Organization A “Foreign Agent”

Russia 2July 22, 2014 – Reported on BuzzFeed – A court in St. Petersburg has ruled that the LGBT organization Coming Out must register as a “foreign agent,” a label that essentially implies the organization is a spy operation.

The group is one of hundreds of human rights organizations that has had this label slapped on them or been taken to court by government officials for failing to register voluntarily under a 2012 law that requires NGOs who receive funding from abroad to declare themselves “foreign agents.” The Justice Ministry registered five new groups as foreign agents this week alone. Coming Out had been fighting the designation in court for 16 months.

via Russian Court Declares LGBT Organization A “Foreign Agent”.

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