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“The UK has a proud history of granting asylum to those who need it and we do not deport anyone at risk of persecution because of their sexuality,” said a Home Office spokesperson. “All applicants are required to establish that they face persecution, inhumane or degrading treatment in their home country to qualify for our protection. Any matters concerning an individual’s sexual orientation are dealt with as sensitively as possible, and staff are not permitted to ask inappropriate or intrusive questions.”

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2014/02/gay-russians-attempt-take-refuge-uk-2014224135632859201.html

Thanx to Patrick Keddie