Saturday, April 7, 2012

Gay rights activists arrested in Russia

Moscow (CNN) -- Police in the Russian city of St. Petersburg have arrested two gay rights activists for breaching a new law that bans the "promotion of homosexuality" to minors, state news agency RIA Novosti reported Saturday.

The two men were detained on Thursday after picketing against the law, which came into effect on March, the news agency said.

St. Petersburg is one of four regions in Russia to impose fines for the dissemination of "gay propaganda" to minors, according to the state-owned Itar-Tass news agency. The others are the Ryazan, Arkhangelsk and Kostroma regions. Read More