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Homophobic leaflets in Zhytomyr: Ukraine’s Ombudsman addresses police

Source : 112 Ukraine

Homophobic messages insiting crimes appeared in Zhytomyr city
14:50, 8 July 2021

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Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Lyudmyla Denisova appealed to Ukraine's National Police administration and Zhytomyr's mayor regarding the fact of spreading homophobic messages. She encouraged to fill the information into the unified register of pre-trial investigations, as it was posted in her Telegram channel.

“I appealed to the administration of the National Police of Ukraine and Zhytomyr's mayor to verify the information and add it into the unified register of pre-trial investigations," the statement said.

Lyudmila Denisova highlighted the importance of the law on the prohibition of discrimination on any grounds. Ensuring the rights and freedoms of the LGBT community is under  Ombudswoman's constant control.

Related: 7,000 Ukrainians currently imprisoned abroad, - Ombudsman Denisova

“Ensuring equality of rights and freedoms of the LGBT community as one of the most vulnerable categories of citizens is under my constant control,” Denisova wrote.

As it was reported earlier, in Zhytomyr, unknown people spread messages of homophobic content that incited to commit crimes based on intolerance on the grounds of sexual orientation.

Related: Bird's eye-view: Zhytomyr - one of the oldest historical and cultural cities in Ukraine

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