Criminal Responsibility for Homosexual Activities Likely to Be Introduced in
Vladimir Zhirinovsky believes that death penalty would
be the most appropriate punishment
October 5, 2004
Translated by Dmitry Sudakov
Deputies of the Russian parliament are pending a
possibility to introduce criminal responsibility for homosexual activities.
The law of Uganda, however, stipulates such responsibility already—adequate
articles of the law are used in Uganda’s legal procedures.
A radio station in Uganda has been recently charged with
propagandizing pederasty. Penalties were applied after the radio station
broadcast an interview with a group of people of the unconventional sexual
orientation. Journalists will have to pay a $1000 fine (which is quite a lot
for this African country) for their liberties and publicly apologize to
listeners for the moral damage.
A high-ranking official from Uganda’s television and
radio administration stated that the program aired by the radio station in
August contradicted to the morality and laws of the country. Uganda’s
Minister for Information Nsaba Buturo supported the decision that had been
made against the station. According to the minister, Ugandians must protect
the God’s morality. A statement from Uganda’s television and radio
administration ran that the radio station had violated the law about
electronic mass media. The law bans broadcasting the information, which
undermines moral principles of the society.
The homosexual individuals, who managed to express their
opinion in the country, where homosexual love is legally banned, were luckier
than the radio station. Minister Nsaba stated that they would not be either
fined or persecuted. The authorities, the minister added, will do their best
to prevent such incidents in the future, not to let homosexual activists
propagandize their views in Uganda.
A similar situation is likely to occur in Russia, if
State Duma deputies approve adequate amendments to the law. The last statement
on the “homosexual matter” was released from the leader of the Liberal and
Democratic Party of Russia, Vladimir Zhirinovsky. The politician urged the
deputies to introduce death penalty for homosexual activities. Zhirinovsky
suggested the idea at the Duma during a discussion pertaining to the
introduction of criminal responsibility for pederasty. Vladimir Zhirinovsky
disagreed with a group of deputies and stated that homosexuality was one of
the most dangerous crimes. According to the LDPR leader, all homosexuals
should be executed. “We can put an end to this perversion, this influence of
the Western civilization,” said he.
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