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UN chief condemns homophobia before Sochi Games

By Reuters | Thu, 6 Feb 2014 10:48 AM
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By Karolos Grohmann and Timothy Heritage

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 6 (Reuters) - U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon condemned sexual discrimination and attacks on homosexuals on Thursday in comments that turned the spotlight on concerns over Russia's "gay propaganda" law at the Winter Olympics.

Ban made no direct reference to gay rights in Russia in a speech to Olympic officials in Sochi, the Black Sea city which is ...

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