World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 


Olympic flame reaches Sochi

Russian homophobia under fire worldwide as Olympic flame reaches Sochi

As protests are being held today in cities around the world ahead of the Winter Olympic Games to denounce the ongoing and openly homophobic discrimination in Russia, Amnesty International delegates are available for interview in Sochi and Moscow.

The Amnesty International delegation have been speaking with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) activists on the ground about their first-hand experience of discrimination.

The organization has documented an increase in harassment of LGBTI organizations by the state and attacks on LGBTI individuals by vigilante groups across Russia since January 2013, when Russia’s Duma unanimously passed an overtly discriminatory law which prohibits “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations among minors”.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Iraq: Murder Of James Foley

Murder of James Foley Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC August 20, 2014 More>>

Libya: UN Mission Condemns 'Grave Escalation' In Fighting

The United Nations mission assisting Libya today condemned the 'grave escalation' in the fighting in the capital, Tripoli and its suburbs and urged all parties to work to put an end to the security deterioration, which forebodes serious consequences ... More>>

ALSO:

Iraq:Security Council Approves Sanctions Against Militants

Expressing its “gravest concern” that parts of Iraq and Syria are now under the control of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL.)

.

Ebola: UN System Coordinator On Ebola Dispels Myths

INTERVIEW: UN System Coordinator on Ebola Dispels Myths, Pledges Support for West Africa’s Efforts to Halt Outbreak More>>

ALSO:

.

.

Al Jazeera: Amal Alamuddin Lays Down Law On Jailing Journalists In Egypt

Amal Alamuddin, leading human rights lawyer, and expert on Egyptian legal system, has detailed the injustices in the Egyptian trial of three Al Jazeera English journalists in an incisive opinion piece for the Huffington Post. More>>

Indigenous Tribes: Peru Criticized For Failing Its Most Vulnerable Citizens

Peru Criticized for Failing Its Most Vulnerable Citizens Several weeks after seven uncontacted Indians emerged near the Brazil-Peru border, more uncontacted Indians have made first contact with Brazilian government agents, reportedly fleeing attacks ... More>>


Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
World
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news