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Russia seeks to soothe jitters over Sochi Games security

Reuters, SOCHI, Russia

Russia, hosting a Winter Games for the first time, has come under mounting criticism since the government passed legislation last year which critics say curtails rights of homosexuals and discriminates against them.

“We must oppose the arrests, imprisonments and discriminatory restrictions they face,” Ban said.

Putin has defended the law as protecting minors and said homosexuals will not face discriminated at the Sochi Olympics.

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