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What is happening in special foster homes of Ukraine?

19.08.2010

Public organization «Committee on Struggle against Organized Crime and Corruption» kept a close watch over several specialized foster homes all over Ukraine during the last four months.

The committee management in the person of Oleksiy Kosarev, Oleksandr Gladkykh and Georgiy Bloshchytsya informed about results of the investigation at the official meeting with journalists, which took place in the UNIAN press-center on August 18. It turned out that patients get abused on a regular basis. Administration and the staff beat their patients regularly, make them do «dirty tasks», embezzle their pensions, and give them injections of banned dangerous psychotropic medications. Moreover, recently a patient of this institution was brutally murdered and buried without any medicolegal proceedings.

Employees of the committee conducted their independent investigation and secured intrusion of law enforcement agencies and public authorities. The governor of Odessa region Eduard Matviychuk called it the return of the dark ages and charged the special commission within the two-week period to inspect thoroughly all similar institutions for facts of patients’ mysterious deaths or escapes.

Mainstream Communication & Consulting helped the Committee to interact with mass media. Results of the investigation were covered by more than 30 mass media, including 15 central and regional

TV-channels. Video reports about the investigation can be found here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kv2OXvucHfE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d08hapoSyfk