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Tuesday, 11 October 2011 16:44

UK Will Cut Aid To Anti-Gay Countries

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United Kingdom could not help financially countries persecuting LGBT people anymore.

It is what the international development secretary Andrew Mitchell said. United Kingdom examines from now on the way in which the countries treat their people. "The government is committed to combating violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in all circumstances, in this country and abroad. We take action where we have concerns. We now allocate funds every three months, rather than every year, so that we can review a country’s performance, for example on human rights, and take swift action when governments fall short. We only provide aid directly to governments when we are satisfied that they share our commitments to reduce poverty and respect human rights," said a spokesperson of Mitchell.

Malawi already saw its assistance of £19 million to be withdrawn after having condamned a gay couple at 14 years of prison of hard labour. Among the countries which could be not help anymore there are Uganda because of Kill The Gays bill. The United Kingdom could withdraw its £70 million.

There is also Ghana. Mitchell’s deputy Stephen O’Brien informed the president of Ghana besides this year that he would lose his £36 million unless it ceases persecuting LGBT people (the president of Ghana had asked for the arrest of all gays and lesbians in a region of the country).


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