A deplorable milestone has officially been met in Russia where the first foreigners to be arrested under the country's freshly-minted "anti-gay propaganda" law have been charged ... and released.
Four Dutch filmmakers led by LGBT activist Kris van der Veen were apparently filming a documentary in the Russian city of Murmansk when they were taken into custody by police and charged with promoting gay culture.
Apparently, the doc crew had asked a 17-year old his views on the fight for gay rights in the country, prompting their arrest according to the new (as of July 1) anti-gay law.
Thankfully, due to a slip up, the four were released, though their camera footage was confiscated by police and the group was charged with a 3,000 rubles fine ($93).
This marks the first arrest of tourists in Russia under the internationally criticized ban on anything that's not one man one woman sexuality in public.