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United Nations calls for international truce during Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

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  1. Why do people keep saying that gay Olympians are going to be safe in Russia? That’s not the damn issue, the issue is that gay RUSSIANS are not going to be safe during, before and after the Olympics. People are outraged that it is being hosted in a disgusting country that is not offering people their basic human rights. The outrage is not based on worry for temporary Olympians living in Russia during that time, it’s for the people who have to live there and suffer at the hands of their government.

    1. Yes! That’s the whole point!

  2. Yes World, let’s please all sit down and have a “nice” dinner as long as the host promises not to beat their family while we eat. It matters not that they will pick up the practice again after the cheque has been settled.

    1. ^ Sarcasm, BTW. It is my precious, precious literary tool.

  3. Benjamin Bee 7 Nov 2013, 3:54pm

    Discrimination only after the world games. Very Olympic… After the sport then you may be a bigot… How nice…

  4. Derek Wiliams 7 Nov 2013, 5:55pm

    How convenient, they now say they will let up on the anti-gay persecution for two weeks, only to resume with a vengeance once everyone has left and the spotlight on Russia is switched off.

    I’ve seen videos posted by the Neo Nazi’s, I have seen interviews with Vitaly Milonov stoking the fires of persecution in perfect English. There is no way this will end at the Closing Ceremony.

    How quickly should we forget that Hitler did exactly the same thing with anti-Jewish laws in 1939? Look how that ended. Now is the best chance to pressure Russia to cease its policy of recriminalising homosexuality. Game over.

  5. Derek Williams 7 Nov 2013, 5:58pm

    How convenient, they now say they will let up on the anti-gay persecution for two weeks, only to resume with a vengeance once everyone has left and the spotlight on Russia is switched off.

    I’ve seen videos posted by the Neo Nazi’s, I have seen interviews with Vitaly Milonov stoking the fires of persecution in perfect English. There is no way this will end at the Closing Ceremony.

    How quickly should we forget that Hitler did exactly the same thing with anti-Jewish laws in 1939? Look how that ended. Now is the best chance to pressure Russia to cease its policy of recriminalising homosexuality. Game over.

  6. Adnan Qudeberdoqua 9 Nov 2013, 6:27am

    I wish the united nations would call on Russia to do the same and stop supporting the murderous regime in Syria and allow access to the Circassians to their ancestral homeland in the Caucasus.

  7. Frank Boulton 12 Nov 2013, 8:32am

    Sochi Olympic Organising Committee President Dmitry Chernyshenko said: “… During the Games, we guarantee that there will be no discrimination whether by religious or sexual or gender distinction.”

    Such fine words. Russian officials already insist that there is no discrimination, because no one can legally say anything positive about gay people. At least we now have assurances that the rich people’s after-dinner entertainment won’t be ruined by any unsightly behaviour. How magnanimous of them to repress, assault, torture and kill only when they have no company for dinner!

  8. Colin (Queenstown) 27 Nov 2013, 3:33am

    NO
    How dare they. An organisation thats useless. We all know who ownes it. UsA.

    Both the UN and Olympic Committee are useless. Send a press release and job done.
    As others have said its about HUMAN RIGHTS for gay Russians.
    Please people delete the channels that broadcast Olympics for the duration of games from your boxes. If all gays did 6% of world (UN) anf one friend and one mem of family thats 18% of planet.
    Hurts Russia advertiser’s broadcasters. The ones who dont care.
    Cut and paste to all notice boards please

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