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French Prostitutes protest Law Penalizing Clients, Paris

French Prostitutes protest Law Penalizing Clients, Paris

The issue of prostitution is again debate. On Tuesday afternoon, a Parliamentary report was made ​​public. It recommends, in particular, no longer to penalize prostitutes, but their customers. Prostitutes protest.

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Prostitution Demonstration opposing Law to Penalize Clients, by Act Up and the STRASS, near the Assembly National,.
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Prostitution Demonstration opposing Law to Penalize Clients, by Act Up and the STRASS, near the Assembly National, Man holding Sign.
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Prostitution Demonstration opposing Law to Penalize Clients, by Act Up and the STRASS, near the Assembly National,.
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Prostitution Demonstration opposing Law to Penalize Clients, by Act Up and the STRASS, near the Assembly National, Transgender holding sign.
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Prostitution Demonstration opposing Law to Penalize Clients, by Act Up and the STRASS, near the Assembly National, Prostitute Holding Sign.
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Prostitution Demonstration opposing Law to Penalize Clients, by Act Up and the STRASS, near the Assembly National, Acceptess Sign.
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Prostitution Demonstration opposing Law to Penalize Clients, by Act Up and the STRASS, near the Assembly National,.
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Prostitution Demonstration opposing Law to Penalize Clients, by Act Up and the STRASS, near the Assembly National, (Rachel) .
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Prostitution Demonstration opposing Law to Penalize Clients, by Act Up and the STRASS, near the Assembly National.
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Prostitution Demonstration opposing Law to Penalize Clients, by Act Up and the STRASS, near the Assembly National, Women holding Banners.
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Prostitution Demonstration opposing Law to Penalize Clients, by Act Up and the STRASS, near the Assembly National, Women in Masks Holding Banners.
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Prostitution Demonstration opposing Law to Penalize Clients, by Act Up and the STRASS, near the Assembly National, Women in Masks Holding Banners.
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Prostitution Demonstration opposing Law to Penalize Clients, by Act Up and the STRASS, near the Assembly National, Activist of Doctors of the World.
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Prostitution Demonstration opposing Law to Penalize Clients, by Act Up and the STRASS, near the Assembly National,.
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Prostitution Demonstration opposing Law to Penalize Clients, by Act Up and the STRASS, near the Assembly National,.

The issue of prostitution is again debate. On Tuesday afternoon, a Parliamentary report was made ​​public. It recommends, in particular, no longer to penalize prostitutes, but their customers. Prostitutes protest.

Prostitution debate on the criminalization of customers
( Credit: FRANCE INFO)
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
By Ouafia Kheniche
The issue of prostitution is again debate. On Tuesday afternoon , a
Parliamentary report was made ​​public. It recommends, in particular, no longer to penalize prostitutes, but their customers . For their part, some of
sex workers believes that these potential sanctions against clients
would only worsen their situation.
A parliamentary report on prostitution has been released Tuesday, before the imminent arrival of a law that would punish clients repeal the offense of soliciting against prostitutes.

6 months imprisonment and a fine of 7,500 euros
In this text, submitted by the delegation to women's rights , customers
would be punished progressively . At first , they écoperaient
a ticket for the fifth class punishable by a maximum fine of 1,500 euros .
If they reoffend , then it would be a misdemeanor punishable by six months imprisonment and a 7,500 euro fine.
The report, supported by the Socialist MEP Maud Olivier , includes
" make our deterrent territory for procuring networks and
processes "and" discourage the client to perpetuate situations of violence
behavior creates and maintains . "

Soon a law
Overall, the text refers to the 40 recommendations and "will result in the deposit a draft law " , according to the member .
In addition, fifty people protested at the edge of the Assembly, the call including associations of prostitutes . they feel the criminalization of the client will only worsen their situation.
" We're going to work in the worst conditions," said a man
The report also wants to repeal the offense of soliciting , which resulted
"in few convictions ", but mobilized many policemen. Senator EELV
Esther Benbassa proposed and obtained the passage of a law to that effect in the Senate last March.
(By Ouafia Kheniche)

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