Violation of human rights and breaches of medical confidentiality by the Greek Police and Health Authorities
Mardi, 15 Mai 2012 16:16
Joint news release GNP+ and NSWP
As part of a Government authorised crackdown on hundreds of unlicensed brothels around Greece, sex workers are being arrested, submitted to forced HIV testing and facing criminal charges without recourse to due process, as well as being publically identified in the media.
As a result of these actions women are to face prosecution on charges of intentionally causing grievous bodily harm merely because they are HIV positive. There is no proof of exposure or transmission to others nor is it clear that any of these women knew their HIV status prior to this test. They are facing further charges for misdemeanours related to alleged illegal prostitution.