2017-06-20 13:10:00

ECHR orders Russia to pay some 50,000 euros to Russian LGBT community activists

Strasbourg, June 20, Interfax - The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued a judgment on Tuesday in response to a lawsuit filed by a group of Russian citizens who are LGBT community activities, who complained about violations of their right to freedom of expression in connection with the law banning any steps to promote homosexuality among minors.

Under the court's ruling, Russia is to pay 49,100 euros to Nikolay Bayev, Alexey Kiselyov and Nikolay Alexeyev as compensation for pecuniary and moral damage and also in respect of legal costs incurred by them.

The court found that Article 10 (which provides the right to freedom of expression and information) and Article 14 (which bans discrimination) of the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms had been violated.