2007-09-04 14:21:00

Court finds ban on gay parade in Moscow legal

Moscow, September 4, Interfax - Moscow's Tverskoy court has ruled it legal for city authorities to refuse to grant a permit for a gay parade on May 27.

Event organizer Nikolai Alekseyev told Interfax on Tuesday that the court rejected a protest lodged by organizers.

Alekseyev said improper actions by the judge led plaintiffs to challenge the judge during the hearings but the challenge was rejected.

Alekseyev said that the Tverskoy court ruling would be protested with a cassation instance and with the European Court of Human Rights.