Metro Weekly

Human Rights First report advises White House on challenging Russia’s anti-LGBT law

“The central goal of U.S. policy should be to bolster those fighting for freedom on the frontlines and to protect LGBT Russians from persecution and violence. This will take a sustained effort, but it is worth the battle.”


Innokenty Grekov, of Human Rights First, in an Aug. 29 statement announcing the release of a report he authored titled Convenient Targets. The report lists several recommendations for the Obama administration to challenge Russia’s new anti-LGBT “propaganda” law, including President Obama meeting with human-rights activists when he attends the G-20 Summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, next week; and creating a coalition with other nations beyond Western European countries to oppose the law. (Human Rights First) 

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