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“Increased level of persecution and aggression”: Britain seizes about 30 Afghans from LGBTQ movement – Politics

After the Taliban came to power in Afghanistan, Britain for the first time accepted about 30 Afghans because they belonged to the LGBTQ community. The British Foreign Office said on Saturday that you were one of the “most vulnerable people in Afghanistan” under Islamic rule. “Many of them face increased levels of harassment, discrimination and aggression.”

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A group of 29 Afghans, including students and activists who have repeatedly campaigned for the rights of LGBTQ people, arrived in the UK on Friday to “start a new life”. The government has announced that more people from the LGBTQ community are likely to come to the UK in the coming months.

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The Taliban returned to power in August, almost 20 years after the United States and its allies invaded Afghanistan. Despite Islamists’ commitment to respecting the rights of minorities and women, human rights abuses are on the rise. (AFP)