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Bosnia and Herzegovina: Disabled people on hunger strike

Posted 04/3-10 at 15.38

In Banja Luka, Republic of Srpska in Bosnia and Herzegovinia, disabled employees in the Institute for Dystrophics are on hunger strike over job losses and the threat of bankruptcy. If the latter were to happen the disabled residents would be left without employment or a place to live.

The Institute opened in 1989 to provide accommodation and employment for people with muscular dystrophy who were alone, lived in inaccessible places or with older parents. The 23 disabled people have said that they will not give up their demands for the return of their colleagues and, in order to protect their rights, the involvement of two disabled people in the bankruptcy proceedings.

The European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) is asking for people to contact their MEP in support of the hunger strikers. For more information:

http://www.enil.eu/enil/index.php?option=com_mamblog&Itemid=113

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