ADDED ON: 07/18/2018

Belarusian Fine for Gay Activist’s Photos Hits ‘Absurd New Low,’ Amnesty Says

07/17/2018 | Radio Free Europe

A Belarusian court has found a gay activist who posed for a photo holding a poster guilty of violating public assembly laws in what Amnesty International has called an “absurd new low in persecuting peaceful LGBTI activists.” Amnesty said after a Minsk court issued the verdict on July 16 that a friend of Viktoria Biran took three photos of her standing in front of the Interior Ministry, the State Security Committee, and the House of Government buildings holding a piece of paper with the words “YOU are fake.”

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