Trafficking issues poor Moldova
"Moldova is the first former Soviet state to start the process of joining europe" Said a
front page headline in a Moldovan newspaper recently.
That would have come as a surprise to the eu Commission, Which goodies this tiny, East western
european state, Sandwiched including Romania and Ukraine, Very much within the "Wider the
uk" Which is not at all ready to joining the EU.
in the east, The sliver of land along the Dniester river, labeled as Transdniestria, brimming mainly
by Russians and Ukrainians, Has declared de facto health.
The EU wants Russia to pull its forces out by the end of the year, there is however little sign of
that happening. meantime, The two parts of Moldova snarl at each other across the river, And even
according to locals disrupt each other's telephone networks.
path of the west, The Moldovan united states is locked in an ideological war with Romania,
Denouncing Bucharest's discuss of "Two Romanian areas, Which Chisinau regards as a slight on
its own, Moldovan, Statehood.
'Not of sale'
The political lack of stability alone would be enough to keep Moldova out of
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the is the source of much of Europe's human trafficking. Billboards in the streets of the
administrative centre, Chisinau, Depict a girl held in a huge clenched fist, Being exchanged for
The caption flows: "about to catch for sale, There are few countries in the world where people
have to be reminded of that by public classifieds.
numerous, Tens of thousands of Moldovan women have been sold into prostitution in more affluent
countries. together with the trade in human organs, primarily kidneys, Is a growing and bewildering
"The traffickers are smart psychiatrists, Says Ana Revenco of la Strada, An enterprise set up
to help the victims of the sex trade.
"They go to poor villages where women are most sensitive and vulnerable. For countless,
Prostitution is a coping strategy,
I satisfied Jana, A [url=https://sites.google.com/view/moldovawomen/photo-gallery]moldova
girls[/url] 22 years old who escaped from captivity as a sex slave in Turkey, And now lives with her
daughter, Valeria, in some draughty, Damp hovel in the borders of Chisinau. She tells how she was
sold to a series of pimps, Her price ticket rising with each sale.
Her last property owner, An Armenian wife, Put a gun to Jana's head when she refused to focus, temp
her, And even pushed her off a yacht into the sea for whining. Jana says she never usual a penny for
She speaks with horror of how another woman in this town who refused to work was brutally murdered,
Her face and genitals carved up. The pimps showed pictures of the body to Jana as a warning.
Eventually Jana escaped with the aid of a benevolent client. She stole her passport back, And
together with her client made her way overland back to Istanbul, Where he acquired a ticket home. It
was four months of terror.
Why did she go there primarily, i asked. wasn't she naive?
"it is possible. But I was so poor I couldn't even buy clothes or food for my little lady, She
shown. "I didn't even buy her sweets,
In a village in the north of Moldova I found victims of a different type of trafficking. Iurie, A
youngster with dark stubble on his face, Looked tough enough to deal with himself. But tears brimmed
in his eyes as he smiled and told me how he was forced again, In Turkey to take a kidney removed.
He says he went there thinking he would be given work as a stevedore. being a, He ended up on an
going table. He was told to go home, $11,000 more potent, But traumatised for years.
The realisation that one can live with just one kidney has prompted many Moldovans to go abroad
voluntarily to make some fast cash. In the village of Oknita a 20 year old woman had bought a car
and a house with the proceeds from her kidney.