Russian News Editor Reportedly Fined for Interview With Gay Person

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A Russian newspaper editor has reportedly become the first media member to be fined under the country’s controversial law banning “gay propaganda.” The alleged transgression? Printing an interview with a geography teacher who called homosexuality “normal” and said he was assaulted and pressured into quitting his job for being gay

The small local newspaper and its Editor-in-Chief Alexander Suturin were originally accused of breaking Russia’s law banning “gay propaganda” in November, as reported in The Guardian at the time

Suturin has now been fined 50,000 rubles ($1,400), the local news site …

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Via: Mashable: Media

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