Rwanda ‘lies’ on gay rights as activist claims they were told to assure refugees

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07/16/2022

Rwanda’s leaders are scrambling to make the country appear safe for gay people, it was claimed yesterday. A senior activist there told the People he was approached by officials and asked to add his name to a statement giving assurances. The move was seen as an attempt to whitewash abuses in the African country as Home Secretary Priti Patel presses on with plans to fly cross-Channel migrants there from Britain. And veteran gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell last night said it was proof Rwanda was “cynically trying to use Rwandan LGBT+ people for propaganda purposes”.

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