RUINS: CHRONICLE OF AN HIV WITCH-HUNT

“Ruins: Chronicle of an HIV Witch-Hunt” is a documentary about the criminalization of HIV. Directed by Zoe Mavroudi, it tells the story of a group of HIV-positive women who were detained by the Greek Police, forcibly tested, charged with a felony, imprisoned and publicly exposed, when their mug shots and personal data were published in the media, in the run-up to the country’s 2012 national elections.

“Ruins” premieres in the Benaki Museum – Peiraios Street Annex, Athens, on Sunday September 15th, 7pm, and the Aula Maxima, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, on Tuesday September 17th, 7pm. Both screenings will be followed by a discussion with the film director. Screenings are open to the public and entrance is free. After a round of public screenings in Greece and abroad, “Ruins” will become available online.

Visit the “Ruins” website for more information and related material.

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POLICE ATTACKS PEACEFUL SOLIDARITY PROTEST FOR KOSTAS SAKKAS

Greek police launched an unprovoked attack on a peaceful solidarity demo, protesting hunger striker Kostas Sakkas’s continued, unlawful pre-trial incarceration. The attack took place in Thisseio, an area just below the Acropolis, among tourists, on Wednesday July 10th, 2013.

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