Homosexual asylum seekers abused
Dozens of homosexuals are physically abused and taunted in asylum seeker centres in the Netherlands each year, according to the Secret Garden foundation. The organisation will be bringing this issue to the attention of parliament on Tuesday afternoon.
In the past 18 months Secret Garden has received 158 complaints from gay men and lesbians applying for asylum in the Netherlands after fleeing their own, often Islamic countries.
A spokesperson comments:
In response, a spokesperson for the Central Organ for Asylum Seeker Reception COA insisted:
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