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appeal to the English speaking Greek population for testimonies

Sarah Luzia Hassel-Reusing in front of the International Criminal Court (ICC) 

Sarah Luzia Hassel-Reusing
Thorner Str. 7
42283 Wuppertal (Germany)
human rights activist

appeal to the Greek population for testimonies

file number: OTP-CR-345/12


Dear ladies and gentlmen,

at the 21.11.2012, I have filed at the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague a charge against unknown for the suspicion of a crime against humanity because of intentious and, at the same time, systematic and broad-scale damage to the health of the Greek population (art.7 par. 1 lit. k Roman Statute).
Everyone has the human right to the, for the respective person, highest attainable standard of physical and mental health (art. 12 UN Social Pact). In addition to that, the human right to health is protected for women by art. 12 of the UN women's rights convention (CEDAW) and for children by art. 24 UN childrens rights convention (CRC). Furthermore, children have to be protected, according to art. 19 CRC, against damages. As a result, the human right to health needs to be less affected by austerity measures than any other social human right.
I have directed consciously directed the charge against unknown, because so many persons (among them the Troika consisting of EU Commission, IMF, and ECB, the Eurogroup Working Group of the fincancial undersecretaries, the financial ministers superior to them, and many external counsellors and lobbyists) are involved in the drafts and in the decisions on the conditions in connection with the loans of „Greece Support“ and EFSF, that presumably only the files of the
coming into existence of the conditions and testimonies will bring clearness, which concrete persons are responsible for those conditions, which have led to the damage of so many inhabitants and citizens of Greece.
The guilty persons must be detected and be held accountable, and the damaging of the health of the Greeks by the austerity measures must be stopped.

I have, in my charge, shown connections between the conditions and their results to the hunger and to the damaging of the health system at Greece, partly by referring to evidence, which had already been filed by Mr. Georgios Tragkas and his colleagues.

According the pieces of information available to me, the damages to the health have been caused especially by the cuts in the health sector and by the causing of hunger, but also by the causing of homelessness and by lacking financial means for the heating of appartments.

The evidence filed up to now are all on an abstract level. What especially is missing yet, are testimonies of concrete inhabitants of Greece, whose health has been damaged by the austerity measures. Also testimonies of friends and relatives of Greek people, who have died because of health damages caused by the austerity measures, or who committed suicide because of the effects of the austerity measures, are important.
The thing is, to show to the ICC not only abstract number, articles, and statistics, but also the human perspective. The point is, that not only journalists and human rights activists, but especially as many victims as possible themselves testify and so actively engage for justice and for the punishing of the perpetrators.

And for this purpose of giving evidence, I need your support in the way, that you send your testimony to the ICC at The Hague in English language and referring to the file number OTP-CR-345/12.
According to art. 15 Roman Statute, everyone can send evidential pieces of information regarding presumable cases of crimes according to the Roman Statute..

The address for sending evidence is, according to the website of the International Criminal Court:

International Criminal Court
Information and Evidence Unit
Office of the Prosecutor
Post Office Box 19519
2500 CM The Hague
The Netherlands
or sent by facsimile to +31 70 515 8555.

The point at issue is the damaging of the health by concrete austerity measures. Please explain, since which time your health has been damaged by which measure.
This can refer to medicaments or to health services of physicians, which are not available any more or only with unaffordable co-payments or self-payments, or not any more close enough to the place where you live.
If you are starving, the point for your testimony is, since when and because of which cuts (e. g. of your pension or of your wage) you have not had any more enough means for your sufficient nutrition. Also if the loosening of the protection against unjustified dismissal or the rise of specific costs of living are the cause, your testimony is important.
Please also testify, if you are not undernourished only because you are supported by a charitable organization. .
If you have become homeless, or if you have to live in an unheated appartment because of a lack of financial means, please also explain, since when because of which cuts you have not been able any more to afford the necessary means.

If possible, please attach to your letter to the ICC also fotocopies of pieces of evidence, which show, that with the financial means available to you, the necessary costs for food, appartment, or health cound not be paid any more.

If you have pieces of evidence, since when the persons, who have drafted or decided on the conditions for Greece, must have known, what they cause to the health of the citizens and of the inhabitants of Greece with these conditions, please inform the ICC and also me about these pieces of evidence. Because a crime against humanity (art. 7 Roman Statute) exists only with a certain degree of intention, that one knows respectively must know, what one causes, but that one nevertheless does it.

Every testimony with evidential pieces of information regarding the damaging of the health of concrete persons by the conditions is an important contribution to the solution. In addition to that, the more evidential testimonies are filed, the more is shown to the ICC, that it is important to the citizens and the inhabitants of Greece, to give a high priority to the detection of the persons responsible for the damaging of the health and to the deterrence against further damages.

With friendly greetings,

Sarah Luzia Hassel-Reusing

     link to the address of the ICC for the filing of testimonies and pieces of evidence according to art. 15 Roman Statute


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    2) Petition to the Prosecutor of ICC

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  2. Απο: “Eleftheriades,GeorgeSavva’OAM’GCSCG’CETr’JP”
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    Στάλθηκε: 3:52 π.μ. Τρίτη, 16 Ιουλίου 2013
    Θέμα: ’130716_Greek charge regarding art. 7 Roman Statute_further crucial evidence

    Sydney, 16th July 2013

    Mrs. Fatou Bensouda
    Chief Prosecutor
    The International Crime Court

    Dear Madam Chief Prosecutor

    In relation to the undermentioned filing by Ms Sarah Luzia Hassel-Reusing, on the 21.11.2012, in the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague, of a charge against unknown for the suspicion of a crime against humanity because of intentious and, at the same time, systematic and broad-scale damage to the health of the Greek population (art.7 par. 1 lit. k Roman Statute), quoting extract -
    ” Sarah Luzia Hassel-Reusing, human rights acitivist,
    Thorner Str 7, 42283 Wuppertal (Germany) +49 / 202 / 2502621
    To the International Crime Court
    To be delivered to the Chief Prosecutor Mrs. Fatou BensoudaMaanstraat 1742516 AB, The Hague (Netherlands)
    Subject: -Greek charge regarding art. 7 Roman Statute
    Reference: -further crucial evidence especially regarding the objective part
    Dear Madam, Mrs. Chief Prosecutor,

    21.11.2012 (edited)

    ” I address myself as a German citizen to you in the awareness, that the German people confesses itself to inalienable und invulnerable (universal) human rights as the basis of every human community, of peace, and of justice in the world (according to art. 1 par. 2 Basic Law, which is protected by the eternity guarantee of art. 79 par. 3 Basic Law).

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