Russia: St Petersburg “gay censor” court case postponed

A St Petersburg judge has postponed a hearing faced by chairman of the Russian LGBT Network and an independent attorney under the city’s new anti-gay censorship law, as papers relating to the charge were found to be missing. The hearing, originally scheduled for 16 April, will now take place on 23 April. Attorney Sergey Kondrashov and LGBT Network chair Igor Kochetkov are charged with the promotion and propaganda of homosexuality as well as disobeying a police officer. They were arrested on 7 April in St Petersburg while protesting the new law with banners during a “Day of Silence”.