Media watchdog shuts down one of the only support groups for young LGBT Russian people

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Russia has shut down a support group for LGBTI teens, the site’s founder announced.The media watchdog has shut Children 4o4 down, one of the only support groups for young LGBT people in the Russia.“Most likely, the site will be suspended in Russia in the near future”, the site’s founder, Yelena Klimova wrote on social media. “We shall keep working”.

She said the decision was made by Siberia’s Barnaul District Central Court back in March but this week was the first time she was informed.The Russian government previously attempted to shut Children 4o4 before in September 2015, but within a day, a new group had been set up with more active members than ever.

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