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Since the passage of sweeping Anti-Homosexual Laws within Russia, the lives of homosexuals there have come under ever increasing threats. Gay men have been abused from St. Petersburg to the Urals. Right wing groups have solicited, abused, beaten, tortured and murdered Gay men with impunity, These atrocities cannot go unanswered. The very credibility and spirit of the Olympic Games is quite frankly at stake here. The Civilized world cannot overlook these atrocities any longer.

Letter to
International Olympic Committee IOC Chair Person
We sincerely ask the Committee to please remove the Sochi Winter Games from the Russian Federation. Men are being beaten and abused for just appearing Gay. The very spirit of the Games themselves are at stake here. We have become aware of Neo-Nazi's literally soliciting, beating, abusing and torturing Gay men with apparent impunity. It is difficult not to draw comparisons to Berlin in 1936 here and it would be in our opinion a travesty for these games to be held in Russia at all under the current climate.
MOVE the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games out of Russia NOW!

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