hmmmm....I thought royals shouldn't meddle in politics Crown Prince Frederik warns against Russian homophobie.
- If individual groups are discriminated against, it is a violation of the Olympic Charter, says Crown Prince Frederik, who Commenting on Russia's controversial law against homosexual.
- If individual groups discriminated against, it is a breach of the Olympic chater, the Olympic spirit and not least the contract, any of any host included in the IOC. The IOC President has made that clear to the Russian organizers, says Danish IOC member Prince Frederik in a commentary in politics.
Crown Prince Frederik commented for the first time on the fierce debate that has been running for a while about President Putin and Russia's controversial law adopted in June. A law that means that gay couples can not adopt children, and distribution of information on non-heterosekuel sexuality punishable by fines or imprisonment.
The case is especially became an issue for the rest of the world when Russia hosts the Winter Olympics next year and coming mixed signals from Russia about whether the law on homosexual behavior "will be" or "will not be" punished with Olympic athletes and Olympic tourists.
DIF put their trust in the Winter Olympics will be be carried out without violations of the gay human rights.
- We have gotten so big guarantees about the Olympics that we feel comfortable with it. I am confident that the authorities will comply with it. It is Russia simply have to, says president of DIF, Niels Nygaard Politiken.After homo-criticism: Unity rises around Crown Prince.
It is known that there is not much unity for the royal family in the Parliament. Now it is to the contrary, one might say. But Crown Prince Frederik's critical statements about Russia's new anti-homolov meetings received respect of body, says Jørgen Arbo-Bæhr.
- I think it's good that the crown prince entered this field, defended the Olympic participants and it is excellent that he does, says Jørgen Arbo-Bæhr.
The controversial Russian law cracking down on so-called 'gay propoganda' making it possible to punish homosexual tourists with two weeks' imprisonment or fines up to 170,000 kr, the same applies to tourists who expresses their support for homosexuality.
Crown Prince is quoted as saying that 'if individual groups are discriminated against, it is a violation of the Olympic Charter, the Olympic spirit and not least the contract, any host included with the IOC. The IOC President made this clear to the Russian organizers'.
And I am Jørgen Arbo-Bæhr.
- It provides a serious insecurity for those who take to the Olympics in Russia. The Russian law against homosexuals is contrary to our understanding of human rights. Therefore, I think it is excellent that both the Crown Prince and Culture Jelved stand up for gay participants in defense.
- But I still do not have answers as to how the government will ensure gay crowd of harassment during the Games.
Now you are not known to be the most royal party, what do you think that the crown prince in this way comes with a political statement?
- Well, that I expect of him. It is excellent that he stands out politically. Not because he is a prince, but because he is our representative on the IOC (International Olympic Comittee, ed.). Therefore, he must plead our case.