LGBT activists arrested as Sochi Olympics begin

Posted by Rhuaridh Marr
February 7, 2014 3:47 PM |

"Their actions today are undeniable proof that their ‘anti-propaganda’ law is being applied widely to restrict the basic rights of LGBT people and our allies."

-- Ty Cobb, director of HRC's Global Engagement program, responding to news that four LGBT-activists were arrested in St. Petersburg, Russia after displaying a banner reading "Discrimination is incompatible with the Olympic Movement. Principle 6. Olympic Charter".

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