Transport for London (TfL) have announced that countries with poor human rights records will be banned from advertising on any of the city’s public transport or tube stations.
As first reported by the Evening Standard,11 countries have been banned by TfL, including 6 that have the death penalty for homosexuality.
Brunei has joined Iran, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen in being banned.
“The Mayor is immensely proud that London is a city where you are free to be whoever you want to be and love whoever you want to love,” said a spokesperson for London Mayor Sadiq Khan.
“TfL adverts are seen by millions of people every year, and given the global role London plays championing LGBT+ rights, the Mayor has asked that TfL review how it treats advertising and sponsorship from countries with abhorrent anti-LGBT+ laws.”