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EU Commissioner Boycotts Sochi Olympics, Joins German President

Viviane Reding tweet
And another high-profile political leader joins the boycott of Russia for their heinous witch hunt of homosexuals. 

RedingEuropean Union commissioner Viviane Reding, like German President Joachim Gauck, has publicly announced that she will not be attending the Olympics in Sochi. Whereas Gauck's decision is implied to be a response to Russia's human rights violations, Reding explicitly stated in a tweet that she would be staying away because of how the country treats its minorities: 

I will certainly not go to Sochi as long as minorities are treated the way they are under the current Russian legislation.

Here's hoping that the courage of these two leaders will inspire action on the part of others who have yet to speak up.

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  1. Just a quick point - she's the European Commissioner for Justice Fundamental Rights and Citizenship. A commissioner in the EU is the same thing as a minister or department secretary in other countries. This is cool because human rights are her portfolio, but she's not too much of a leader.

    Posted by: Evan | Dec 11, 2013 7:41:58 AM

  2. ...but is she going to Sochi?

    Posted by: kreg | Dec 11, 2013 8:49:35 AM

  3. This type of activism should have been started over a year ago, when it all started to hit the fan in Russia.

    Posted by: Christopher King | Dec 11, 2013 10:14:13 AM

  4. Yeah , where are all the others refusing to bow to the Fascist Regime of Putin ?????????

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Dec 11, 2013 11:08:49 AM

  5. Viviane Reding; Thank you Brave Lady!

    Posted by: bear | Dec 11, 2013 12:13:03 PM

  6. Thank you Mrs. Reding.

    Posted by: TheSeer | Dec 11, 2013 2:47:11 PM

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