Mr. Lukin has received a group of Russian gay activists. The representatives of Inter-Regional public movement "Russian LGBT Network" met with the Russian ombudsman last weekend.
Lgbtnet reports that during that meeting a joint report of the Russian LGBT Network and Moscow Helsinki group was presented to the audience. This report focused on legal guarantees of non-discrimintaion and made a survey of detected facts of violation of the human rights and freedoms of LGBT people.
"If the rights of anybody are being violated due to his/her sexual orientation then we are ready to defend their rights", stressed Vladimir Lukin in his response to the presented report.
Igor Petrov, the Chairman of the Russian LGBT Network stated that it was the first time when a high ranking Russian official had openly met with Russian LGBT activists. "We very much count on our further mutual cooperation with Mr. Ombudsman", said gay activist.Translated by Yerdna Bananes