UK 'greatly concerned over Russian LGBT laws'

A Government spokeswoman said:

We remain greatly concerned about the growing restrictions on LGBT freedoms in Russia and have repeatedly raised our concerns, including at the 2013 UK-Russia Human Rights dialogue in May.

The Prime Minister outlined our concerns with President Putin during a meeting in Downing Street in June ahead of the G8 Summit.

We are working closely with the IOC and the BOA to ensure that the Games take place in the spirit of the Olympic Charter and are free from discrimination.

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