The inhabitant of Samara fined for reposts about same-sex marriage

The court in Samara has fined 27-year-old resident of the city Evdokia Romanova for reposts on the page in Facebook of links to material about same-sex relationships. On Thursday, October 19, according to Pro Gorod Samara.

According to the newspaper, the meeting was held on Wednesday, October 18, in the closed mode. It lasted five hours. The Romanov court found guilty under article 6.21 of the administrative code (“Propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations among minors”), and agreed to pay a fine of 50 thousand rubles.

In July 2017 at the Romanov made an administrative Protocol and called the police. The occasion was her repost in Facebook news, the leading website on the “Youth coalition for sexual and reproductive rights”, as well as The Guardian (on holding in Ireland’s referendum on gay marriage) and BuzzFeed (of holding in St.-Petersburg exhibition of Russian LGBT Teens). According to the girl, they were made in 2015-2016 on her private page, open only to friends.

According to the regional public LGBT movement AVERS, Romanov intends to appeal the ruling to the appellate court.

Earlier Thursday, the interior Ministry has proposed to introduce criminal liability for propaganda of homosexuality among children. This initiative was made by the head of Department on struggle against pedophilia control of the organization of struggle against crimes against the person of the Bureau of criminal investigation (criminal investigation Department), Ministry of internal Affairs Sergey Alabin.

The law banning the promotion of homosexuality was adopted in 2013. After that, the Cao published an article 6.21, the penalty for which provides for a penalty of up to one million rubles.