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New Zealand to have diplomat make sure citizens are not mistreated at Sochi Games

The New Zealand Government will appoint a special diplomat to Russia during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics to ensure none of its citizens are mistreated under Russia’s ban on so-called homosexual propaganda.

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21st October 2013 15:32

Alessia Valenza | ILGA Oceania

New Zealand will send a special diplomat to make sure none of its citizens are mistreated under Russia’s ban on gay propaganda during the Sochi Winter Olympics.

New Zealand’s Minister of Forein Affairs, Murray McCully, made the decision after being approached by a delegation of MPs from the New Zealand Labour, Greens and New Zealand First parties.

The delegation was lead by Labour’s Louisa Wall who told TVNZ of the assurances McCully had given her.

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