Another attempt of LGBT activists to harmonize the rally in Arkhangelsk failed. The city Council has not agreed to any of the stated events – including a rally against prohibited to Russia grouping “Islamic state” and exotic “homosexual smelt Festival”.
“The festival of blue fish in Moscow, the capital of Pomerania will not be tolerated. Attempt to hold the event will end up” – leads the Agency FlashNord the words of the representative of the city administration.
A source in the authority named the event’s organizer, LGBT defender Nikolai Alexeyev, a nut. “Got to Archangel, but no one will allow him to organize festivals and marches in the streets of the city”, – said the interlocutor of the edition. Later information that shares are not agreed to, confirmed and activists themselves.
The rally “to call for the preservation of populations and the imposition of the ban on the catch of smelt Severodvinsk homosexual” to be held January 25 at the entrance of the city administration said on its website GayRussia.Ru.
In addition, LGBT activists announced and other activities. For example, the parade Archangel Winter gay pride parade in support of tolerant attitude and respect for the rights and freedoms of persons of homosexual orientation and gender minorities in Russia (28 January) and rally to denounce the brutal killings of homosexual militants “Islamic state” (January 27).
Another event planned for January 26 – it was a rally to call for the execution of judgments of the European Court of human rights in the case “Alekseyev V. Russia” on the unlawful bans of public events gay prides in Moscow.
Alekseyev previously filed with the ECHR of complaints about the bans of public events of three gay prides in Moscow in 2006, 2007 and 2008. The decree was published on the website of the European Court on 21 October 2010 and entered into force on 11 April 2011. The failure of the authorities in the holding of shares was held to be contrary to the three articles of the Convention on the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms. The court’s decision is on the websiteof the ECtHR.
In recent years the Arkhangelsk authorities have prevented several dozens of public events of the LGBT orientation. In each case, the Russian courts sided with the government and the organizers had complained to the European Court of human rights.
In February last year, the city agreed on was the LGBT meeting, but then withdrew permission. After that, the activists demanded to open a criminal case against the city mayor Viktor Pavlenko.
Then Pavlenko declaredthat he was ready to consent to the carrying out in the city gay pride parade on the Day of the Airborne troops, explaining this by saying: “LGBT hesitated already.” The activists agreed to this, but the mayor abruptly changed his mind.