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The court in Arkhangelsk did not find any evidence of non-traditional sexual relations propaganda by activists of LGBT community Rakurs in the materials of the police

In Arkhangelsk, the Oktyabrsky district court returned report on the tenant of the office for LGBT community Rakurs to the police. This was reported by the Russian LGBT Network on August 19.

In the report, the police wrote that special "classes" had been held and underage visitors had had access to literature on LGBT topics in the office of Rakurs.

"It is impossible to clarify from the report why such classes (of how to provide psychological assistance) and psychological assistance are illegal," — it is written in the court decision, which returned the administrative reports on the article on LGBT propaganda among minors to the police.

Lawyers of the LGBT Network said that the police had not provided the court with any examinations that would prove that there were some "propaganda" materials in the office of Rakurs.

"I am pleased with the legal position of the court, corresponding to the decision of the constitutional court of September 23, 2014, according to which it is illegal to purposefully distribute information that popularizes or imposes „non-traditional sexual relations“ among minors. The frustrating part is that police can fix the report, undertake some „examinations“, and „prove“ that there really was promoting and imposing. But we will monitor the course of events,"  the LGBT Network quotes the comment of lawyer Alexander Belik.


In March, the police ransacked the office of Rakurs. They took some of the organization's printed materials. In July, on the basis of these materials, activists of Rakurs were reported to propagandize LGBT among minors.

LGBT organization Rakurs has been in Arkhangelsk since 2007. It provides people from the LGBT community with psychological and legal support. In 2014, Rakurs was recognized as a foreign agent.

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Daniil Kuznetsov, «7х7»

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