Drop Charges Against Woman Arrested for Facebook Posts

Target: Dmitry Blokhin, Samara Chief of Police

Goal: Drop charges against a woman who was arrested for sharing human rights posts on Facebook.

A woman in Russia has been arrested for sharing pro-LGBTQ news stories and Buzzfeed articles on Facebook. Evdokia Romanova was charged with disseminating LGBTQ propaganda, a crime in Russia.

Romanova is a prominent human rights advocate and volunteer and seems to have been targeted due to this human rights resume. If convicted, she will be fined with over $1,700.

Romanova is being silenced and intimidated for sharing her views and opinions. European courts have already issued that her arrest violates human rights laws. Sign the petition and demand that charges against Romanova be dropped.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Chief Blokhin,

Evdokia Romanova, a prominent human rights activist and LGBTQ advocate in Samara, Russia, has been arrested for simply sharing pro-LGBTQ news stories on Facebook. She’s been charged with disseminating propaganda, though she’s only expressed her freedom of speech.

Arresting and charging her is a blatant abuse of power. Using a law to ban discussion and free speech on LGBTQ rights is in direct conflict with international law. I ask that charges be dropped against Romanova and that she be allowed to return home to her family.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Rama

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2 Comments

  1. Gen Lovyet Agustsson says:

    thats not fair! stop arresting people for lgbtq+ rights! being lgbtq+ is not a crime!

  2. Freedom speech already! Equal rights for eveyone, whether you like it or not!

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