Ukraine: Weak response to attack on LGBTI right defender

LGBTQIA rights activist attacked…

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Front Line Defenders reports today:

Ukraine: Attack on LGBTI rights defender

Ukrainian LGBTI rights activist Nick Carter (Photo courtesy of Gay Alliance Ukraine) Ukrainian LGBTI rights activist Nick Carter (Photo courtesy of Gay Alliance Ukraine)

On 14 September 2015, human rights defender Mr Nick Carter and his friend Mr Kondratov were severely beaten by four unidentified men in Kiev.

Nick Carter is a Kiev-based human rights defender who advocates publicly for LGBTI rights. As a guest on numerous talk shows on Ukrainian television, Nick Carter is well-known for his advocacy and awareness raising in relation to the harassment which many LGBTI people face in Ukraine. Furthermore, he has taken part in demonstrations in support of Ukrainian LGBTI community, including the Equality March in June 2015.

On 14 September 2015, at 10pm, the human rights defender and his friend, Mr Kondratov, were severely beaten near the Obolon’ subway station in Kiev. As they were leaving a supermarket, they were attacked by four unidentified…

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