Nobel laureates pen open letter to Putin

January 14, 2014 11:01 PM

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Nobel laureates pen open letter to Putin

LONDON — Actor Ian McKellen and 27 Nobel laureates have written an open letter urging Russia's president to repeal an anti-gay law and expressing their solidarity with critics of the legislation.

The letter — published Tuesday by the Independent newspaper — comes in the run-up to the Sochi Olympics, which have been the focus of a backlash in the West regarding the law.

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