Argentina grants first refugee status to Russian gay, victim of President Putin's non tolerance policies

Published: October 21, 2014

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The refugee status was extended by Argentina’s Refugee Committee, Conare, made up of representatives from the Ministries of Interior; Foreign Affairs; Justice, Security and Human Rights; Social Development; the institute against Discrimination, xenophobia and racism institute, besides a delegate from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, although he did not have a vote.

The Conare report reveals the violence and hostility suffered by the young Russian and the overall serious situation faced by the LGBT in Russia and the lack of protection from the Russian state. The decision was based on data provided by the UN, and different global organizations on sexual diversity and human rights.

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