Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland has warned that LGBTs still face discrimination in many parts of Europe.

“Homosexuality has been decriminalised all over Europe, but prejudice and hypocrisy still exist towards LGBT persons,” Jagland said on December 10.

“Recently, discriminatory laws have been proposed or even adopted, in member states such as Lithuania, Ukraine and in some regions of the Russian Federation.

“This is a violation of basic human rights and a setback to the progress we have achieved in promoting and protecting human dignity.”

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