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Russian gay activist attacked, arrested by his own parents

#1ckh123Posted 7/1/2013 9:31:55 AM
Russian gay activist attacked, arrested by his own parents
A 24-year-old male student is reportedly missing after he was arrested twice by Kazan Police
A gay activist is missing after he was attacked and arrested by his own parents in Russia.

Dmitry Isakov, a 24-year-old student, was arrested twice in Kazan in the western Republic of Tatarstan on 29 and 30 June.

The young activist had attempted to get permission from authorities to hold a gay pride march in the Russian city, but was denied.

He decided to go on his own and held a placard in protest against the decision.

On the same weekend, the Russian president Vladimir Putin had signed the ‘non-traditional relationships’ propaganda bill into law effectively making homophobia legal.

But it was his parents that helped to arrest Isakov on the Sunday, with his father helping police to bring him to the ground as his mother snatched the poster from his hands. As Gay Russia reports, the mother and father helped the authorities escort their son to the car where he was taken to the police station .

It followed another protest on the Saturday (29 June) where it is alleged police told Isakov they would murder him. According to gay rights activist Nikolai Alekseev, Isakov is now missing. The last time the 24-year-old used the social networking site Vkontakte was Sunday, just before his second protest.

He said: ‘[Isakov] was beaten, insulted and threatened by police and his current location is not known! We need maximum attention to his case! He might be in real danger!’

GSN has contacted Kazan Police for confirmation of the arrest, but has not yet received a response.

Kazan will host the FIFA World Cup in 2018.

http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/russian-gay-activist-attacked-arrested-his-own-parents010713
#2KryptikPosted 7/1/2013 9:34:57 AM(edited)
But remember, Putin said they were normal citizens who wouldn't lose their rights or be treated lesser in any way!
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#3Darklit_AnguishPosted 7/1/2013 9:34:34 AM
Why doesn't the US step in and overturn this homophobic legislature? They have no problems policing the middle east
#4Superlnfinity45Posted 7/1/2013 9:40:37 AM
Darklit_Anguish posted...
Why doesn't the US step in and overturn this homophobic legislature? They have no problems policing the middle east


Because as farcical as it may sound, the US is supposed to be a democratic nation. They are supposed to encourage democratic policies that other countries want such as this law.

On topic: Everyone knows the one-sided slants these stories can have. If you were a judge or jury you would be expected to read large amounts of testimony, and yet people believe they can judge these situations after scanning a story for literally five seconds.
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#5Sir WillPosted 7/1/2013 11:32:30 AM
Oh just stop talking SI.
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#6trentonchasePosted 7/1/2013 11:45:57 AM
Superlnfinity45 posted...
Because as farcical as it may sound, the US is supposed to be a democratic nation. They are supposed to encourage democratic policies that other countries want such as this law.


The US invaded Iraq and took down the Ba'ath regime, which was exactly as legitimately democratically-elected as Putin's government.
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#7blacktrancePosted 7/1/2013 11:49:35 AM
Democracy at work.
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#8Darklit_AnguishPosted 7/1/2013 12:04:18 PM
Superlnfinity45 posted...
Darklit_Anguish posted...
Why doesn't the US step in and overturn this homophobic legislature? They have no problems policing the middle east


Because as farcical as it may sound, the US is supposed to be a democratic nation. They are supposed to encourage democratic policies that other countries want such as this law.

On topic: Everyone knows the one-sided slants these stories can have. If you were a judge or jury you would be expected to read large amounts of testimony, and yet people believe they can judge these situations after scanning a story for literally five seconds.


Uh...homophobic legislature = wrong. Being against gays = wrong. There's no second side to this story, period. So yes, all I need is five seconds to scan this story and know it's awful
#9Superlnfinity45Posted 7/1/2013 12:16:02 PM
trentonchase posted...
Superlnfinity45 posted...
Because as farcical as it may sound, the US is supposed to be a democratic nation. They are supposed to encourage democratic policies that other countries want such as this law.


The US invaded Iraq and took down the Ba'ath regime, which was exactly as legitimately democratically-elected as Putin's government.


I have no idea about that government but Putin's government is vastly more legitimately democratic than Obama's is.
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#10Flaming_Fire619Posted 7/1/2013 12:18:05 PM
There is a reason why pure democracy has never, and will never work in the modern age. Because quite a few people are evil, and this is no exception.
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