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The rights of LGBT people in Russia

Motion for a resolution | Doc. 13837 | 30 June 2015

Signatories:
Mr Àlex SÁEZ, Spain, SOC ; Mr Malik AZMANI, Netherlands, ALDE ; Ms Nunzia CATALFO, Italy, NR ; Mr Manlio DI STEFANO, Italy, NR ; Mr Arcadio DÍAZ TEJERA, Spain, SOC ; Mr Antonio GUTIÉRREZ, Spain, SOC ; Ms Gabriela HEINRICH, Germany, SOC ; Mr Carles JORDANA MADERO, Andorra, ALDE ; Mr Jacob LUND, Denmark, SOC ; Ms Meritxell MATEU PI, Andorra, ALDE ; Ms Ana MATO, Spain, EPP/CD ; Ms Ermira MEHMETI DEVAJA, ''The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia'', SOC ; Ms Melita MULIĆ, Croatia, SOC ; Mr Gabino PUCHE, Spain, EPP/CD ; Ms Carmen QUINTANILLA, Spain, EPP/CD ; Ms Soraya RODRÍGUEZ, Spain, SOC ; Mr Frank SCHWABE, Germany, SOC ; Ms Maria Edera SPADONI, Italy, NR ; Ms Tineke STRIK, Netherlands, SOC ; Mr Jordi XUCLÀ, Spain, ALDE

The current situation of the human rights of gays, transsexuals and bisexuals in the Russian Federation gives cause for concern. The media are constantly providing information about indiscriminate attacks and aggressions towards this group.

A deep and serious study is needed about the compliance by the Russian Federation with the recommendations adopted by the Parliamentary Assembly regarding not only non-discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity, but also the freedom of assembly and speech of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

Furthermore, it is necessary to analyse the Act against homosexual propaganda passed by the Russian Duma in view of the possible violation of human rights it may imply. The Assembly should therefore start an investigation and a report, specifically concerning the current discrimination of LGBT people in Russia.

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