Netherlands to scrap asylum hurdle for Russian gays

Netherlands 2August 8, 2014 – Reported in the Irish Times – The Dutch government is to make it substantially easier for gay people in Russian to apply for political asylum in the Netherlands, warning that they still face “a high degree of prejudice and intolerance” from all levels of government and even from the public in their own country.

In a move likely to annoy Moscow, the ministry for justice said yesterday it planned to scrap the single most difficult asylum hurdle for members of Russia’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community – “softening” their immigration requirements immediately.

In a briefing to parliament, junior justice minister Fred Teeven said the members of the Russian LGBT community who had faced discrimination would no longer have to prove that they had sought and failed to secure the protection of the Russian police…

via Netherlands to scrap asylum hurdle for Russian gays.

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