Monday, November 12, 2007

Amnesty International to focus on Lithuania homophobia

Pink News informs that Amnesty International is launching a campaign against Lithuania's homophobia. Says AI:

"To persecute people for their sexual orientation is to violate their fundamental human rights. Amnesty International calls on the Lithuanian authorities to respect the right to peaceful freedom of assembly for all, the right not to be discriminated against on the basis of sexual orientation and to actively promote respect for diversity in their country. The Lithuanian authorities also need to offer adequate police protection to the country's gay community."

Recent incidents in that European country comprise refusals for EU truck drives supporting anti-discrimination, bus drivers banning homosexuality-inclusive ads, and Lithuanian authorities banning ILGA public events in support of anti-homophobia in the country.

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