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Wednesday, 29 October 2014 16:40

The United Nations Urge Kyrgyzstan Not To Approve The "Gay Propaganda" Law

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The United Nations have once again shown their opposition to the law of discrimination against LGBT people in Kyrgyzstan and called on countries not to approve it.

In June, the parliament approved a bill that would prohibit the disclosure of information "aimed at forming positive attitudes toward non-traditional sexual relations."

"We call on the Kyrgyz Parliament and authorities to refrain from passing draft legislation that would embed in law discrimination against people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender," said Spokesperson for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Ravina Shamdasani

She also added: "The proposed law would also violate fundamental human rights, including the rights to liberty, security and physical integrity and to freedom of expression, peaceful assembly and association. These rights are protected by human rights treaties ratified by Kyrgyzstan."

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