Human Rights Watch blasts Olympics over worsening plight of Russian gays
6/20/2013 4:49pm by John Aravosis
This is getting interesting. Human Rights Watch, one of the lead international human rights groups, has written a rather direct letter to the International Olympic Committee, scolding the IOC for its inaction in the face of growing anti-gay hate in Russia, something which violates the Olympic charter.
And the point isn’t simply academic. Russia will be hosting the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, and there’s growing concern about the safety of foreign athletes and tourists, especially gay ones.
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