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British LGBT campaigner Peter Tatchell detained by Russian police

British LGBT campaigner Peter Tatchell has been detained by Russian police in Moscow ahead of the opening ceremony of the World Cup.

Mr Tatchell was detained for what Russian police described as an illegal protest.

He had attempted to hold a solitary protest near the Red Square to draw attention to what he said were appalling human rights abuses committed against gay men in Chechnya.

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