Various participants of the International Roundtable 2021 report to us that the situation for human rights activists and NGOs in Russia has increasingly gets worse. The Russian government is using pretexts to crack down on activists and organizations it unfavors.

A prominent recent example is the banning of the Foundation “Sphere”, one of the largest organizations for LGBTIQA* rights in Russia Having already been classified as a “foreign agent” last year, the foundation experienced a full ban in April.

We stand in solidarity with all human rights activists who are fighting against the worsening conditions in Russia.

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Russlands Unterdrückung einer Organisation, die die Rechte von LGBTQIA+ in ganz Russland verteidigt – Humanium

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Liquidierung russischer LGBTIQ-Stiftung: Kriminalisierung von Queers –