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Gay activist fined in Russia for propaganda


ST. PETERSBURG, Russia -- A prominent Russian gay rights activist was convicted on Friday of spreading "gay propaganda" among minors in the first such ruling in Russia's modern history.

Nikolai Alexeyev told the Associated Press that a city court in St. Petersburg fined him 5,000 rubles ($170) for breaching the law, which was controversially introduced by lawmakers in Russia's second-largest city in February. He pledged to appeal the decision.

"Who can pay my fine for propaganda of 5000 rub - 130 euros - 180 usd?," Alexeyev posted on Facebook Friday.

Gay rights activists say the legislation could be used to ban public demonstrations.

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I hope the issue does not happen again to any gay all over the world. Being a member of the third sex should not be basis of judging people. I am so glad for this site that fights for the right of gay people! :)

Não temos nenhum poquer medo como este "Eu gostaria de agradecer a pessoas como James para promover e empurrando para fora o código aberto a todos. Se não fosse

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