The party led by Russian President Medvedev and Prime Minister Putin just passed discriminatory legislation in St. Petersburg eliminating the freedom to speak publicly or assemble by lesbian, bi, gay and trans people. Now lawmakers in Moscow want to push the law nationally.
Russia is a signatory to numerous international human rights treaties - including the European Convention on Human Rights. We call on you to urgently speak out and hold Russia accountable to its treaty obligations - and stand with LGBT Russians whose ability to speak for themselves is under attack.
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