DEMAND THE  RELEASE AND MEDICAL TREATMENT OF HIV POSITIVE WOMEN
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DEMAND THE RELEASE AND MEDICAL TREATMENT OF HIV POSITIVE WOMEN

    1. Solidarity Initiative HIV positive women
    2. Petition by

      Solidarity Initiative HIV positive women

      Athens, Greece

 

 

 

The Greek government proceeded to the unprecedented barbarous action of pillorying (public exposure) of HIV infected women, some of who are in systematic and some in casual prostitution (many of them drug addicts), mostly Greek but also immigrants, under the pretext of protecting their clients and their families from the transmission of HIV virus, by publishing their photographs, their names and home addresses, violating thus every right for the protetion of personal data, the medical confidentiality and all the international and european treaties signed by the Greek state for the protection of persons living with HIV. The “operation” started as an anti-immigrant crusade, but proceeded as a modern wichunt of women.

 

Starting on April 29, 2012, and in the course of 20 days, they arrested hundrends of women, imprisoned more than 35 initially, and today, the 21 of June, 24 of them are still in jail. They are charged with “malicious intent to cause bodily harm” against their sex clients, a charge that is senselles and bares no legal ro scientif ground.

 

We demand the immediate release of these women, their medical treatment and the punishment of all persons in official positions who participated in such illegal activity.

 

Read more: :  http://feministikiprotovoulia.wordpress.com/

Contact: againstviolencewomen@gmail.com

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    • Allison OConnor SOCORRO, NM
      • about 2 years ago

      No one should be treated like this. The women targeted by these laws are not the perpetrators; they are the victims of a severely depressed economic system which forces them into risky sexual transactions, and also of their clients who choose to ask for (and often coerce) unprotected sex. Newspaper accounts have portrayed these clients as "good family men" but those men are the ones who choose to solicit unprotected sex from at-risk women, and the clients have far more of a choice in the matter than the sex workers who may be facing a choice between that and starvation. I cannot fault a person who is merely trying to survive. Why is she held responsible while the man who betrays his family and takes advantage of a destitute woman is considered a victim?

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    • Stamatis Kavvadias SIENA, ITALY
      • about 2 years ago

      Άλλη μια περίπτωση που οι μηχανισμοί του κράτους και της εξουσίας ασχολούνται με το σύμπτωμα κι όχι με την αιτία του.

      Αυτή τη φορά, μια απάνθρωπη και απαράδεκτη ρατσιστική εκτόνωση, πάνω στις ήδη περιθωριοποιημένες οροθετικές γυναίκες.

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    • D. Tsangaratou UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS
      • about 2 years ago

      Women slaves (legal papers were taken from them and were forced to have sex without protection for more money). Now they have hiv, are treated like it's their fault (terrible conditions of prisoning and hearing without translators). While those pigs forcing them are free of charge and busy with next load of women... STOP THE PROSTITUTION CARTEL! Help those women get free

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    • Nikos Georgiou THESSALONIKI, GREECE
      • about 2 years ago

      "under the pretext of protecting their clients and their families" - a husband goes to a hooker and the hooker is to blame: total hypocrisy.

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    • Lia Meletopoulou ATHENS, GREECE
      • about 2 years ago

      ....nature violation.....shame....

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