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Persecution of sexual minorities in Russia

Published Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Recent Russian legislation prohibiting ‘propaganda’ to minors in favour of non-traditional sexual relationships has alarmed human rights advocates and seems to have provoked an increase in violence against sexual minorities. The UK government has stated its clear opposition to the law and the climate of hostility towards LGBT people that prevails in Russia.

Commons Briefing papers SN06712

Author: Ben Smith

Topics: Human rights, Russia

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