Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Please be sympathetic to Elena Klimova

(I'm posting another one of my Amnesty International letters.  Some the students here at McGill University's Macdonald campus have fundraised for Elena Klimova's "Children 404" project.  So, I was surprised to see Amnesty's urgent action callout. and the letter below is just based on the points in the callout.  There is much to be said about why I am posting this, however, it would be better for these things to be discussed face-to-face. :)

To:  sverdloblprokuratura@mail.ru

Cc:  info@rusembassy.ca

Dear Prosecutor,

I must add my voice to those with deep concern that Elena Klimova was charged with “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations”.

The Russian authorities ought to drop their charges against Elena Klimova and abstain from prosecuting any person under Russia’s homophobic legislation.

I hope that the appropriate authorities - and maybe you are one of those who will - repeal the “propaganda” law which is being used to clamp down on freedoms of expression, assembly and association of the LGBTI community and those who support them/us, as it creates an atmosphere in which they/we increasingly face discrimination, harassment and violence from vigilante groups.

Yours Sincerely,


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