Russian police detain British LGBT rights campaigner in Moscow


MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian police detained veteran British LGBT rights campaigner Peter Tatchell in Moscow on Thursday for what they said was an illegal protest on the first day of the soccer World Cup.

Veteran British LGBT rights campaigner Peter Tatchell is detained by police officers during a one-man protest to draw attention to what he said were appalling human rights abuses committed against gay men in Chechnya, in central Moscow, Russia June 14, 2018. REUTERS/Glab Garanich

Tatchell, who has held similar protests around the world for years, had attempted to hold a one-man protest near…



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