Forty New Cases of Alleged Coercive Sterilization
Thursday, November 11, 2004 12:10 PM

Ombudsman's office reports forty new cases of alleged coercive sterilisation

The office of the Czech ombudsman says it has evidence of 40 new cases of alleged coercive sterilisation of Roma women - more than a third of them performed before 1989. The office is now gathering documentation which will be handed over to the Health Ministry. The first reports of alleged cases of coercive sterilisation appeared in September. The ombudsman Otakar Motejl appointed an expert commission to look into the matter. It is now to assess whether the cases of sterilisation were in accordance with Czech law and medical ethics.

Copyright (c) 2004 Radio Prague (Cesky Rozhlas 7 - Radio Praha) News NOVEMBER 10th, 2004 By: Pavla Horakova