St Petersburg Authorities Obliged to Justify Homophobic Law to Europe

posted 25 May 2012, 10:40 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 25 May 2012, 10:41 ]
Source: (info), 23/05/12 

· St. Petersburg & Leningrad region  · Sexual minorities 

The St Petersburg city government has been compelled to explain to the consuls of European countries the need for a newly adopted law banning the propaganda of homosexuality and paedophilia to minors. 

Benedikt Haller, the General Consul of Germany in the Northern Capital, told Echo of Petersburg radio station that several European consuls had simultaneously appealed to City Hall for elucidation when this new law entered into force. 

According to Haller, the adoption of this latest law has led many European tourists planning to travel to the city to turn to their embassies with concerns about their personal safety in Petersburg. [Read more]