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Roma People in Italy: Intolerable Violations of Human Rights in Pesaro December 9, 2009

Posted by cristobalgomez in Uncategorized.
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This morning the human rights organization EveryOne Group deposited a complaint at the Public Prosecutor’s Officer at the Pesaro Court against the disastrous social and sanitary conditions that the small community of Romanian Roma have been subjected to in Pesaro since March 2008. Some of the members of the Roma community in Pesaro suffer from very serious pathologies, including terminal cancer, hepatitis, heart problems, physical handicaps and ill heath due to conditions of hardship.

In the complaint, signed by Roberto Malini, Matteo Pegoraro and Dario Picciau, the co-presidents of EveryOne Group, the Pesaro local authorities (and in particular, the Mayor, and the councillors in charge of security, health matters and social policies) are accused of failing to offer assistance to the above-mentioned community.

After presenting documentation on the camp clearance of the abandoned buildings in Via Fermo and Via Solferini; many episodes of discrimination; the health situation of many of the community’s members; the miscarriages suffered by the two Roma mothers during the clearance on February 25th, 2009; and after the deaths of three Roma due to precarious living conditions, the activists are officially asking the Public Prosecutor if there is evidence of a serious failure on behalf of the authorities to carry out their duty, and if that were the case, to take action against those responsible for these shortcomings.

Gruppo EveryOne

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