Statement re visas for gay men fleeing persecution in Chechnya.

Left Unity calls for compassion and generosity for the Gay men wishing to flee persecution and abuse in Chechnya.
Left Unity is appalled at the apparent decision of the United States government to deny VISAs for roughly forty Gay men wishing to flee the severe and horrific abuse and persecution Gay men are experiencing in Chechnya, We are saddened they would not see this as an opportunity to show compassion and generosity to those in dire need of it.
Left Unity feels the United States government should remember the poem written by Emma Lazarus to raise funds for the pedestal the Statue of Liberty currently sits upon. “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”
Left unity calls upon this current and any and all future British governments to be brave and bold, compassionate and generous and extend a hand of safety to those Gay men in Chechnya suffering from abuse and persecution and indeed any and all people across the world in need of such.


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