August 13, 2013 Moscow Russia – Russian Interior Ministry confirms that gay rights activists will face arrest during Winter Olympic games
he Russian Interior Ministry, which is responsible for the police, has confirmed that those who break Russia’s ban on the promotion of gay lifestyles to minors will face arrest at the Sochi Winter Olympics Games next year.
There have been conflicting messages coming out of the IOC (International Olympics Committee) and the Russian authorities over recent weeks.
In a statement today, the Interior Ministry said: “The law enforcement agencies can have no qualms with people who harbour a nontraditional sexual orientation and do not commit such acts [to promote homosexuality to minors], do not conduct any kind of provocation and take part in the Olympics peacefully.”
“Any discussion on violating the rights of representatives of nontraditional sexual orientations, stopping them from taking part in the Olympic Games or discrimination of athletes and guests of the Olympics according to their sexual orientation is totally unfounded and contrived,” the statement added.
Promoting homosexuality to minors in the context of the Russia law can mean holding a rainbow flag, kissing a same-sex partner or participating in a gay rights march.
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