Russian asylum seekers can include anti-gay rules in their case: minister

The Netherlands foreign minister Frans Timmermans is prepared to offer asylum to Russians who are discriminated against under Russia's anti-gay propaganda legislation.

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The new law makes it a criminal offence to hold public events or spread information about homosexuality to minors. Russia decriminalised homosexuality in 1993 but homophobia remains strong, AP said earlier this year.

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The law affects lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders.

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