No court case for four arrested in Russia for gay propaganda

Four Dutch nationals arrested in Russia on charges of spreading ‘homosexual propaganda’ have been released without charge, Nos television reported on Monday afternoon.

The four were arrested at a festival in Murmansk, close to the border with Finland. Nos says they were making a documentary about gay rights in Russia and had been questioning youngsters about their views.

Originally told they would appear in court on Monday afternoon and faced a fine, the four were released on a technicality, Nos said.