Russia provides ‘LGBT motion’ to ‘terrorists and extremists’ blacklist | EUROtoday

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Russia’s monetary watchdog mentioned Friday it had added what it calls the “international LGBT movement” to its checklist of terrorists and extremists.

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The implication of its itemizing was not instantly clear.

The Rosfinmonitoring watchdog has the ability to freeze financial institution accounts of particular entities named on the checklist, however didn’t title any individual or organisation on its web site.

Russia’s Supreme Court declared the motion as “extremist” final November, with out saying to whom it referred however successfully banning LGBTQ activism throughout the nation.

The Kremlin has taken a conservative flip since launching its offensive in Ukraine two years in the past, casting the battle as a battleground in opposition to the West and its concepts.

Russia banned what it calls “gay propaganda” amongst adults in 2022, extending an earlier regulation that forbade it amongst minors. That successfully outlawed any illustration of “non-traditional sexual relations” in public and within the media.

A Russian court docket on Wednesday ordered two workers of a homosexual bar to be held in pre-trial detention, accusing them of organising an “extremist organisation”, the primary such case after the Supreme Court choice.