On January 18, one of the Murmansk Magistrate courts found the former head of the LGBT organization “Maximum” Sergey Alekseenko guilty of “propaganda of homosexuality among minors” through internet. Alekseenko was also fined with 100 000 rubles (approximately 1 200 euro).
“The judge didn’t take into account the fact that the report of administrative offence was filed against the head of the organization, which doesn’t exist anymore. Moreover, she ignored the violation of procedural rules and the fact, that the phrase I was punished for was the quotation from Roskomnadzor’s report (Federal Supervision Agency for Information Technologies and Communications)”. Sergey Alekseenko
The activist is going to appeal the decision of the court.