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Amendment No. 2 | Doc. 13223 | 26 June 2013

Tackling discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity

Signatories: Mr Jonas GUNNARSSON, Sweden, SOC ; Mr Lennart AXELSSON, Sweden, SOC ; Ms Ulrika KARLSSON, Sweden, EPP/CD ; Ms Carina OHLSSON, Sweden, SOC ; Mr Indrek SAAR, Estonia, SOC

Origin - 2013 - Third part-session

In the draft resolution, after paragraph 5, insert the following paragraph:

"The Assembly also expresses deep concern at the recent conviction of two organisations, the Side by Side LGBT film festival and the LGBT human rights group "Coming Out", under the "Foreign Agents" Law. Not only does this law violate international human rights principles, but concerns have been expressed that the trials were not subject to due process. The targeting of these LGBT NGOs under the "Foreign Agents" Law, together with the proposed law prohibiting so-called "propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations", constitute a serious threat to any advocacy for LGBT rights in Russia."