Russia's Constitutional Court upholds 'anti-gay' law

(AGI) Moscow, Sept 25 - A controversial law banning propagandaof homosexual relations among minors is not in breach of theConstitution, Russia's Constitutional Court ruled on Thursday.Gay activists Nikolai Alexeev, Yaroslav Yevtushenko and DmirtyIsakov had filed a complaint after having been convicted underthe contested law and fined 4,000 roubles (around 80 euros)each. The applicants said that the contested law wasdiscriminatory and violated their right to free speech. Russiaadopted the 'anti-gay legislation' ahead of the 2014 SochiWinter Olympic Games, leading to international protests and alarge-scale campaign to boycott the Games. .

(AGI) Moscow, Sept 25 - A controversial law banning propagandaof homosexual relations among minors is not in breach of theConstitution, Russia's Constitutional Court ruled on Thursday.Gay activists Nikolai Alexeev, Yaroslav Yevtushenko and DmirtyIsakov had filed a complaint after having been convicted underthe contested law and fined 4,000 roubles (around 80 euros)each. The applicants said that the contested law wasdiscriminatory and violated their right to free speech. Russiaadopted the 'anti-gay legislation' ahead of the 2014 SochiWinter Olympic Games, leading to international protests and alarge-scale campaign to boycott the Games. .