[JURIST] Two Russian gay rights activists were arrested in St. Petersburg on Thursday for violating a new law banning promotion of homosexuality to minors that became effective last month [JURIST report]. The two activists were arrested for picketing against the law. The St. Petersburg police on Saturday also detained two gay rights activists [RIA Novosti report] for protesting the law by marching through the town with tape across their mouths. The law bans the promotion of homosexuality, including gay pride...

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