Members of the European Parliament are calling on EU leaders and the Council of Europe to denounce Russia’s increasingly forceful crackdown against minorities.
In the past year, several laws were adopted to curtail the rights of minorities, and attack non-governmental organisations defending human rights.
Latest examples include the Foreign Agents law and several homophobic ‘anti-propaganda’ laws. Under them, St. Petersburg-based organisation Coming Out was recently fined €11,400, and its Director €6,800, forcing them to shut down.
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