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Russia Detains British LGBT Rights Campaigner As FIFA World Cup Kicks Off


Russia Detains British LGBT Rights Campaigner As FIFA World Cup Kicks Off
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Russian police briefly detained a British LGBT rights campaigner in central Moscow for what they said was an illegal protest on the first day of the FIFA World Cup. Peter Tatchell was detained near Red Square on June 14 for holding a one-man protest to draw attention to what he said were human rights abuses committed against gay men in Russia's North Caucasus region of Chechnya. He was subsequently released.

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