Strasbourg. June 20. INTERFAX – the European court of human rights on Tuesday ruled on the claim of a group of citizens – activists from the gay community about the violation of their right to freedom of expression in connection with the operation of the law banning propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations among minors.
In accordance with the court’s decision, the Russian government must pay Nikolai Baev, Alexei Kiselev and Nikolai Alekseev of 49.1 thousand euros as compensation for material and moral damages, as well as on account of legal costs.
The court found violations of articles 10 (freedom of expression) and 14 (prohibition of discrimination) of the European Convention on human rights and fundamental freedoms.