ADDED ON: 06/13/2018

Gay Rights Abuses, War Crimes and World Cup Fever – It’s an Ugly Mix

06/13/2018 | The Guardian

I’m in Moscow trying to lie low and evade the Russian security service, the FSB. I’m exhausted from the stress. It’s my sixth time in the country; each time, I’ve visited in order to support LGBT+ campaigners who were attempting to hold a Pride parade and festival. On every occasion these were suppressed by the authorities, sometimes violently. I’ve been arrested twice and once been beaten almost unconscious.

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