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Earlier this week lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activists filed a lawsuit against Russian authorities [JURIST report] in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) [official website] seeking €200,000 over the Russian Justice Ministry's refusal to register their organization's house for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games [official website]. Last week a city court in Moscow refused to overturn a ban on gay pride marches for the next century [JURIST report], affirming the Moscow municipal government ruling that any public gatherings that could be classified as gay pride marches are prohibited from March 2012 until May 2112. Earlier this month the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) [official website] expressed concern about draft legislationpassed in the Liberian Senate that would criminalize homosexual behavior [JURIST reports] inLiberia [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. In June Uganda's government banned 38 NGOs accused of promoting gay rights [JURIST report].
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