UK voices 'concern' over LGBTQ asylum seekers in Rwanda

Summary by Ground News
Home Office has published safety assessment on Rwanda, where it plans to send asylum seekers. LGBTQI+ migrants could be "at risk of discrimination", report says. Human rights campaigners say they will "see the government in court" First letters will be sent to asylum seekers this week, Home Secretary says.
UK voices 'concern' over LGBTQ asylum seekers in Rwanda
12 days ago·London, United Kingdom

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The Guardian

Home Office admits LGBTQI+ refugees could be persecuted if sent to Rwanda

Report on policy to send gay and lesbian asylum seekers to country raises concerns over possible treatment

13 days ago·London, United Kingdom
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The Independent

Home Office admits LGBT refugees sent to Rwanda could face sexual persecution

Government also acknowledges Muslim deportees could face risks – but claim this is ‘justified’

13 days ago·London, United Kingdom
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Sky News

Rwanda asylum safety assessment 'not grounded in reality', say campaigners

The government report says LGBTQI+ people being sent to Rwanda could be in danger of discrimination but that it's generally not serious enough "to establish a systemic risk".

13 days ago·United Kingdom
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The New Arab

UK voices 'concern' over LGBTQ asylum seekers in Rwanda

The UK Home Office has expressed 'concern' over the fate of LGBTQ+ asylum seekers deported to Rwanda, however has refused to rule out relocations to the East African country.

12 days ago·London, United Kingdom
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Channel 4

Home Office admits LGBTQ refugees sent to Rwanda could face ‘ill-treatment’

The Home Office has admitted that LGBTQ refugees who are sent to Rwanda could face ill treatment - but said government plans to relocate people to the east African country would continue.

12 days ago·London, United Kingdom
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Pink News

Tories slammed for ‘misleading’ claim LGBTQ+ refugees will be safe in Rwanda

The Home Office has admitted that LGBTQ+ people could face persecution in Rwanda. It's sending asylum seekers there anyway.

13 days ago
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