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Britain rescues over a dozen LGBT Afghans who are the most vulnerable under Taliban

Britain rescues over a dozen LGBT Afghans who are the most vulnerable under Taliban
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The Today Online reported according to Reuters, the British government said Friday that over a dozen LGBT Afghans reached the United Kingdom after interventions from foreign minister Liz Truss and gay rights organisations.

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Following the arrival of a first group of 29 LGBT Afghans on Friday, more LGBT Afghans are expected to arrive in the UK in the coming months.

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The UK government said, under Taliban rule, LGBT people are among the most vulnerable in Afghanistan, with many facing increased levels of persecution, discrimination and assault.

Source: todayonline
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