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A controversial measure that allows the police to detain people for the purpose of forced HIV tests has been reinstated by Adonis Georgiadis, in one of his first decisions as health minister. The measure, introduced by Pasok health minister Andreas Loverdos shortly before the May 2012 general election, resulted in the round-up and subsequent forced testing of hundreds of women. The 17 found to be HIV positive had their names, personal details and photographs published in the media, on the grounds of protecting public health. The women, labelled as “prostitutes” (although there was no evidence that they were involved in sex work) and accused of being “health bombs”, were kept in jail for months until they were finally acquitted on the charge of “intended bodily injury”. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Greek government has committed to firing 15,000 people by the end of 2014 and transferring another 12,500 to new positions this year. The New Democracy-led coalition government submitted the omnibus bill to parliament late on Tuesday night, which includes details of public sector staff cuts, which the troika has insisted on in return for a €6.8bn tranche of bailout loans. The transfers include 2,200 school security personnel; 3,500 members of the Athens municipal police, which will then be disbanded and absorbed into Greece’s police force; at least 2,000 local government employees; 1,500 teachers; and employees of various ministries… Read the rest of this entry »

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