Παρασκευή 12.07.2024 ΚΕΡΚΥΡΑ

Corfu Women΄s Group in protest against femicide

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08 Απριλίου 2024 / 13:03

CORFU. The protest was supported by students of the Ionian University Audiovisual Arts Department.

Corfu Women's Group held a protest outside the Corfu Regional office following the recent murder of a 28-year-old woman. The protest was supported by students of the Ionian University Audiovisual Arts Department.

Group statement:

"We are enraged by the criminal indifference of the state machine that led to the death of the young woman who had the courage to report her abuser to the police station and was found murdered outside it!

Instead of finding the help and protection that the competent authorities should have provided, she was left alone to search for the "100" emergency number and "Emergency", until her murderer found her, just one metre away from the police station.

State violence and terrorism cannot continue; on one hand, there's police arbitrariness that prevents women from legally pursuing their abusers and murderers, and on the other hand, there are criminal prosecutions of workers and unionists fighting for people's rights.

Although the crime is prosecutable ex officio, often the police authorities ask the victim to file a complaint, meaning that the ex officio procedure doesn't work, while the process of filing the complaint can take hours."