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Update on Karina

Discussion in 'Action Alerts and Advocacy' started by Countrygirl, Mar 7, 2016.

  1. Countrygirl

    Countrygirl Senior Member

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    http://valerieeliotsmith.com/2016/03/07/karina-hansen-3-update-march-2016/

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    UPDATE – legal (for more background see previous post)

    On 26 February 2016, the Danish High Court heard an appeal by Karina’s parents against the guardianship order imposed by the District Court. This order had confirmed Kaj Stendorf as Karina’s permanent legal guardian. Mr Stendorf was the chief of police (now retired) in charge of Karina’s district when she was taken from her home by police against her will (see previous post). The appeal failed and the District Court’s order was upheld.
     
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  2. helen1

    helen1 Senior Member

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    Sorry, can't like this post, but thanks for bringing this terrible news to our attention. What can be done to help this family?
     
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    concepcion Senior Member

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    Heartbreaking news.
     
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    NL93 Senior Member

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    That's just terrible.
    I think she's this bad now because she was probably being pushed over her limits over and over again. That's a great way to make severe ME even more severe
    So sad
     
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  5. Denise

    Denise Senior Member

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    These updates are vitally important, but they are incredibly painful for me.
    Every part of me aches for Karina and those who love her!
     
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    Asa Senior Member

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    Haven't read the link, but it's my understanding that a case must fail at the highest State level before it can be taken to the European Court of Human Rights. I imagine this could be the next appeal?
     
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  7. Snowdrop

    Snowdrop Rebel without a biscuit

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    There's something rotten in the Danish High Court.
    It's heartbreaking for this family.
    It's beyond reason how this could be upheld.
     
  8. LC2015

    LC2015 Senior Member

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    This disgusts, horrifies and offends me to my core. What can we do, practically, to help? I searched on change.org but only could find and sign one petition which was only like ~200 signatories... Is there a bigger one somewhere?
     
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    LC2015 Senior Member

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    PS. It pisses me off about that website that such less deserving causes get a hundred times the coverage. Why isn't the KH situation making international headlines like the Justina Pelletier case (rightly) did?!
     
  10. SilverbladeTE

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    the doctors are doing it for her own good..."The men in white coats know what's best for her, surely?"

    M.E. isn't "sexy", it doesn't sell media coverage, it's not obvious, it's not appealing.

    ergo, we are easily gas lighted and "pushed into the broom closet out of sight".
     
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  11. LC2015

    LC2015 Senior Member

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    Uhhh... So terrible, yet so true.
     
  12. Invisible Woman

    Invisible Woman Senior Member

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    I wish we could do something more visible. We can't go out and march or protest so I wonder if we could do something like the ghost bikes in London. These bikes are painted white and tied up where a cyclist has been killed - it is quite a striking image.

    Perhaps we could have life sized cut outs depicting generic shapes of men, women and children, in a dark grey perhaps (as in the shadows from the film Voices from the Shadows). Then if a group wanted to protest they poll to see how many of us want to send a shadow.....

    I'd love to see thousands of silent shadows stood side by side outside the Hammel Neuro Centre in support of Karina.
     
  13. LC2015

    LC2015 Senior Member

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    That's a really beautiful and poignant image! Or we just storm the place...... What is needed is a whistleblower to enter into this establishment as like a cleaner or something, and expose how they are treating her day-to-day.
     
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