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30.09.13 The account is open for help transgender people in the framework of the founding of the charitable foundation

As Masha Bast reported, she and her activists opened the account for help transgender people in the framework of the founding of the charitable foundation. Every person or organization may transfer money in the three types of currencies - rubles, dollars and euro.
Z916060201563 ( for payments in U.S. dollars )
E406387825037 ( for payments in Euro )
R322939897841 ( for transfers in rubles )

As Masha Bast said, the opening of an account is necessity, which connected with the increase in the number of appeals to her for help from transgender people. Transgender women and transgender men are need in financial support during transition and for the medical operations.

Today we publish the story of Veronica from Kherson (Ukraine), she is transgender woman , 26 years old. Veronica suffers the discrimination from her family, employers and medicine. Veronica wants to complete the transition, get an education and pursue science.

Veronica , 26 years old , MtF
"I felt from early age that I am woman, when the changes started in teenage and I looked like boy, I was shocked! I wanted to get away from life! I did not know what to do, I was scared about it to someone to say, and my parents badly treated me and certainly condemned me. It was a nightmare, I could not look in the mirror, and I started the hormonal therapy and continue for four years. I need surgical correction. I wanted to leave home, but my grandmother stopped me and understood, mother disowned meI tried to work and earn money in Ukraine for the correction. I do not have regular access to the Internet, I do not know how to type, my friend helps me. Thank you for your support! "

Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality has condemned the discriminatory statement of Russian party West Choice

Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality of the European Parliament has condemned the discriminatory statement of Russian party "West Choice"
As the press service of the Association of Russian Lawyers for Human Rights reports, Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality of the European Parliament has condemned the refusal of party "West Choice" to accept to the party Masha Bast - transgender woman, famous human rights defender and lawyer.
In a statement the Committee expressed concern about fact of discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation, gender, invasion of privacy life.
Remind, party "West Choice", headed by Konstantin Borovoy, 26 September 2013 refused to accept to the party Masha Bast due to the fact that she is a transgender woman. As Mary Bast said, members of the party invited her to be a candidate in the presidential elections in 2018  and offered to lead party "West Choice" in the spring of 2014.
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19.09.13 Masha Bast reports about the founding of the charitable foundation for transgender

Masha Bast, Moscow, Russia

Masha Bast as a lawyer and human rights defender reported, that she is going to found the charitable foundation  for transgender.
Masha Bast said, that the community of people from all over the world who have expressed the solidarity LGBT people and  who adjust their body according to their gender and who need assistance and defend has formed around her person.

Masha Bast stressed, that 240 000 -  280 000 transgender women approximately live in Russia, many of them were forced to leave their families and homes .

Masha Bast said, that 50 % of transgender women, who have made coming out, are forced into prostitution from the age of 12: the sphere of sexual services is criminalized and transgender woman has no possibility to leave prostitution , because they have not any protection from family, social and state. According to statistics, one-third of MtF commits suicide. It is one of the main reasons of special attention to transgender children and teenagers. The attention may help  to avoid the tragic fate.

Masha Bast addresses all people who are ready to participate the founding of the charitable foundation, Masha Bast and her activists are ready to accept any help and are open to contact.
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05.09.13 Die LGBT-Community will ein Einreiseverbot für russische Homophobe nach Europa und die USA

Die LGBT-Community will ein Einreiseverbot für russische Homophobe nach Europa und die USA erreichen Mascha Bast, Vorsitzende der Bürgervereinigung „Sozialistinnen“, will gemeinsam mit Aktivisten der russischen LGBT-Community in Europa und den USA die Annahme einer Liste von Homophoben analog zur Magnistkij-Liste erreichen. Ihr Ziel ist es, die Einreise entsprechender russischer Politiker und Stars aus dem Showgeschäft in entwickelte Länder zu verhindern. Wie Mascha Bast gegenüber RBK Daily sagte, ist die Grundlage eine Liste, die von den LGBT-Aktivisten Nikolaj Baev und Nikolaj Alekseev erstellt wurde (veröffentlicht auf gayrussia.eu). In alphabetischer Reihenfolge werden Politiker und Richter aufgeführt, die sich homophob geäußert haben, die entweder zu Gewalt und Diskriminierung gegenüber Vertretern der LGBT aufgerufen oder diese unterstützt haben. Unter den berühmten Persönlichkeiten in dieser Liste befinden sich der Präsident der Russischen Föderation Vladimir Putin, Patriarch Kirill, der Beauftragte für Kinderrechte Pavel Astachov, der Vorsitzende der LDPR Vladimir Zhirinovskij, der erste stellvertertede Sekretär des Präsidiums des Generalrates von „Einiges Russland Andrej Isaev [Anm.d.Übers.: dem ein Pilgerhotel bei Trier gehört], der Dumaabgeordnete Iosif Kobzon, der Vorsitzende von „Anderes Russland“ Eduard Limonov, die Vorsitzende des Föderationsrates Valentina Matvienko, der Oppositionelle Aleksej Navalnyj und andere. „Die Liste stammt noch aus dem Jahr 2011, früher wurde sie nur nicht vorangebracht,“ erklärt Mascha Bast. „Wir werden jeden Menschen auf dieser Liste diskutieren und nicht nur die Zitate, sondern auch die Quellen prüfen.

05.09.2013 Lawyer Evgeny Arkhipov made coming out that she is a transgender woman - Masha Bast

Masha Bast

Russian lawyer and the Chair of Association of Russian Lawyers for Human Rights Evgeny Arkhipov announced officially that she is a transgender MtF  and her name is Masha Bast.
Masha Bast will countine her advocacy activity, civic and political career in Russia. Also Masha Bast plans to develop next organization and unions: Association of Russian Lawyers for Human Rights , All-Russian Anti-Corruption Center CLEAN HAND, civic union " Socialistki", All-Ukrainian Union " Sobornaya Ukraine" and scientific projects "For progress" and re-created GIRD .
Masha Bast reminds, that she is the lawyer of Alexander Kamensky in Bolotny case, Manezhnaya case , “primorskie partizany”, "about the attempt on Putin’s life" and other political cases. Also Masha Bast continues the protection of  transgender Roman Sorokin, who had asked political asylum in France.
Currently, Masha  Bast officially married. Masha Bast is undergoing hormone therapy and plans a series of operations.
As Masha Bast told, everybody may follow news about her life and family: Masha Bast and Julia Guseinova will keep a diary of their life on Facebook.
More details Masha Bast https://www.facebook.com/masha.bast.1
Masha Bast comments + 7 965 166 57 43 / Julia Guseinova + 7 915 337 13 75
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26.08.13 Transgender Roman Sorokin has asked for the political asylum in France

As the press service of the Association of Russian Lawyers for Human Rights reports, transgender Roman Sorokin asked for the political asylum in France.
As Roman Sorokin said, he had got information about the initiation of a criminal case against him in Russia during a meeting of  LGBT activists abroad, also Roman Sorokin found out from mass-media about the illegal search in the house of his lawyer Evgeny Arkhipov August 19, 2013 with the participation of the FSB of Russia. Roman Sorokin considers, that the illegal search related to the protection of the rights of Roman Sorokin and LGBT-people.
As Roman Sorokin said, he decided not to return to Russia and began the process of obtaining the status of a political refugee in France, because the situation in Russia unsafe for him.
Lawyer Evgeny Arkhipov commented the situation and said, that the Russian government openly and deliberately pursues LGBT, which can only be compared with the persecution of Jews by Hitler in Nazi Germany. The lawyer said, that the LGBT community has chosen a peaceful form of protest and defend their rights by conducting gay parades. Vladimir Putin organized the campaign against LGBT community and discriminates LGBT, LGBT activists came to the forefront of protest and resists to fascist regime, which established in Russia. As lawyer Evgeny Arkhipov reminded, Vladimir Putin chose the Eurasian way of development of Russia, which is one of the branches of fascism.
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25.08.13 Lawyer Evgeny Arkhipov received the threats and the requirement from FSB of Russia to leave the country

As the press service of the Association of Russian Lawyers for Human Rights reports, lawyer Evgeny Arkhipov had received the threats from FSB of Russia in connection with the independent position as a lawyer and human rights defender.

As the lawyer Evgeny Arkhipov said, the authorities continued the pressure against him in connection with the protection of LGBT-activist Roman Sorokin. As Evgeny Arkhipov reported, he have got the threats of the closing of the Association of Russian Lawyers for Human Rights and the person threats after action near the Ministry of Internal Affairs August 06, when several activists were arrested and were taken to the police department «Jakimanka».

As Roman Sorokin said, the representatives of FSB conversed with him about the lawyer Evgeny Arkhipov all the time, that Roman Sorokin spent in police department "Jakimanka". As Roman Sorokin reported, the representatives of intelligent service wanted to know all about the relations between Roman Sorokin and his lawyer Evgeny Arkhipov.

As the lawyer Evgeny Arkhipov said, the civil activists Vadim Domnitsky and Alexander Uvarov were detained during an unauthorized search August 19, 2013 in house of  lawyer Evgeny Arkhipovs in Domodedovo district of Moscow region. The activists were delivered to the police department "Barybino" of Domodedovo district, where had been interrogated and beaten by representatives of FSB.

06.05.13 The 5 May march in Moscow was held without incidents, but the experts reported about the violation of freedom of speech

on photo: The 5 May march, Moscow 05 May 2013

As the experts of Association of Russian Lawyers for Human Rights reported, The 5 May march and rally in Moscow were held without incidents, but the experts reported about the violation of freedom of speech. The specialists drew attention, that most publications about the The 5 May march had clearly negative character. The experts of Association said, that the they found the negative review in opposition mass media also. The experts stressed, that the mass media had understated the real number of participants of The 5 May march.  The specialists of Association of Russian Lawyers for Human Rights posed the question: how can one part of the opposition to proclaim the freedom of speech and democratic principles exposing the censorship another part of opposition?
As the experts of Association reported, about  3,000 to 5,000 people participated in The 5 May march.
Lawyers and human rights defenders of Association of Russian Lawyers for Human Rights will continue to receive the information about the violations of human rights and freedoms 6 May 2013 by the phone of the "hot line" +7495968 30 44 and  +7495923 34 98, e-mail rusadvocato@gmail.com.
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