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Russia: Information on whether men have in fact been released from jail subsequent to the 27 May 1993 legislation lifting the ban on consensual homosexual relations

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 1 August 1993
Citation / Document Symbol RUS15007
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Russia: Information on whether men have in fact been released from jail subsequent to the 27 May 1993 legislation lifting the ban on consensual homosexual relations, 1 August 1993, RUS15007, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6aaf693.html [accessed 28 December 2014]
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According to a representative of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission based in San Francisco, California, although strict anti-homosexual legislation was relaxed, not all persons serving sentences under the old legislation have been released from jail (13 Aug. 1993). The representative further indicated that his organization was currently investigating cases of homosexuals being re-sentenced and kept in jail, cases of imprisoned homosexuals who cannot be located and of missing files (Ibid.).

No additional and/or corroborating information on this topic is currently available to the DIRB in Ottawa.

Reference

International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, San Francisco. 13 August 1993. Telephone Interview with Representative.

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