Monday, January 29, 2007

Moscow Human Rights Watch

With Moscow cracking down on dissension and killing former spies what "human rights abuse" does the media decide needs to be exposed?

Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov said Monday he would never allow a gay parade to take place in Moscow despite pressure from the West, Russia’s RIA-Novosti news agency reports.

“Last year, Moscow came under unprecedented pressure to sanction the gay parade, which can be described in no other way than as Satanic,” Luzhkov said at the 15th Christmas educational readings in the Kremlin Palace.

“We did not let the parade take place then, and we are not going to allow it in the future,” said Luzhkov who has been in office since 1992.
Sure they imprison wealthy political opponents for years without any real trial, but not allowing gay pride parades? Come on Moscow.