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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”.


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