Russian LGBT Activist’s Asylum approval
Today LGBT activists are running and claiming asylum in western countries not only from most Asian countries but also from Russia as well. Anna Dvorincheko – an LGBT activist from southern Russia has fled to the Netherlands after facing not only threats of prosecution from Russian Law Enforcement but also retribution from conservative vigilantes.
Anna Dvornichenko has come forward after the authorities in the city of Rostov refused to investigate two attacks on her. One with pepper spray and another with a smoke bomb which was last summer. Instead of even investigating anti-extremism officers had threatened her to prosecute just because of her activism.
In a recent interview, she disclosed that Dutch authorities have approved her asylum just after 10 days she fled her country. She currently lives in a Dutch refugee centre and taking language courses and plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Netherland.
Authorities of Rostov had threatened her previously as well to criminally charge her with extremism and gay propaganda to minors.
Russia has been criticized for the LGBT rights record they hold including 2013 “gay propaganda” law and an adoption ban for foreign couples in other countries that allow gay marriage.
“I feel more in peace in a foreign country whose language I don’t know and where I have no relatives or friends than [I’ve felt] in the past six months,” Dvornichenko said to a online news media.
[ Rewrite from- https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/01/30/russian-lgbt-activist-receives-dutch-asylum-after-police-threats-a69101]