Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015

Russia slams EU's 'promotion of sexual minorities'

Published on Jan 24, 2014 3:25 AM

BRUSSELS (AFP) - An official Russian human rights report released Thursday lashed out at European Union nations for their "aggressive promotion" of the rights of sexual minorities.

The 150-page report on the state of human rights across the EU criticised the rise of xenophobia, racism, violent nationalism and chauvinism - notably in eastern nations with Russian minorities - as well as anti-Semitism and neo-Nazism.

But it also claimed that EU nations, while championing human rights worldwide, saw as "one of their priorities, the dissemination of their neo-liberal values as a universal lifestyle" for the globe.

"This is particularly evident in their aggressive promotion of the sexual minorities' rights.

If you are not a subscriber, you can get instant, unlimited access here