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10 LGBT Activists Arrested in Sochi Protest in Moscow's Red Square: WATCH


Earlier today we reported on the arrest of four LGBT activists protesting Sochi in St. Petersburg. Among them was Anastasia Smirnova, coordingator of a coalition of six Russian LGBT advocacy organizations.

Now, Russian media reports that 10 more LGBT activists have been arrested in Moscow: Elena Kostyuchenko, Anna Annenkov, Lynn Reid, Knicks Nemeni, Olga Mazurova, Gleb Warrior, Tarja Polyakova, Daria Starshinina and two Swedish nationals.

Watch video of the arrests, AFTER THE JUMP...

At least 23 people have been detained in Moscow, according to reports.

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  1. Kostyuchenko is a well-known journalist who came out a few years ago. I've seen one of the Swedes in Belgrade...

    This is also an interesting contrast to various versions of the Russian hymn.

    1) Pro-gay Swedish version
    2) Pro-straight response to that in Krasnodar
    3) Opening ceremonies apparently a monastic choir sang it?

    Posted by: KevinVT | Feb 7, 2014 1:26:48 PM

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