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Russia: Concern at “teenage gay propaganda” website block

Blocking the website ‘Children-404,’ which according to Russian authorities distributes illegal “teenage gay propaganda,” is discriminatory.

Daniel Holtgen, the Secretary General’s Spokesperson, expressed this view in a 25 September interview with the Interfax news agency, about ‘Children-404.’ It was founded in 2013 and is blocked on Russian territory.

“We believe that the implemented measures, based on this legislation (which bans non-traditional sexuality propaganda among children) and specifically in this case, are discriminatory,” Holtgen told Interfax.

“Our position in this matter is a matter of principle. We believe that this legislation is discriminatory and violates the right to freedom of expression.”

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