The Sverdlovsk District Court of the city of Kostroma held that gay rights activist Nikolai Alexeyev should be financially compensated for the city's unlawful ban of a gay pride parade, according to a press release published Monday on GayRussia.ru.
According to the report, Alexeyev will receive more than 8,000 rubles ($200) in compensation for pecuniary damage and legal fees after the Kostroma regional court ruled that the city had illegally prohibited a gay pride parade and two protests against the so-called "gay propaganda law" in 2013.
Last month, unknown assailants attacked Alexeyev in the streets of Kostoma, Gazeta.ru reported. The activist had traveled to the city to take part in a hearing on his appeal against the cancellation of the planned parades and rallies, Gazeta.ru reported.
Last year Russia adopted legislation banning the "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations among minors," a law that human rights activists say further hindered the freedoms of the country's LGBT community.