Urgent help please

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Salamon Alapitvany (salamon@ns.tiszanet.hu)
Sat, 27 Jun 1998 00:23:46 -0700

Dear All,

I desperately need some help to avoid deportation from Hungary, some local
county police officers have contrived a catch-22 situation with my
residency, which presently means I have to leave Hungary before 9th July
for one year. Even though I have a court order saying I can't be deported
the local police are using a police administration order to require me to

This would mean that I couldn't be with Cathy and our children for a year !
They have their residence permits, but the police will not issue me with
one on "admin grounds" and as such I can be deported after the 9th July. My
deportation would also have a serious negative impact on our project.

The Budapest officer examining my appeal is sympathetic and so a number of
letters asking for me to be allowed to remain in Hungary could help her to
justify overturning the local police decision. As a legal resident:
deporting me in spite of the existing court decision and without a specific
hearing to allow me have adequate legal representation to seek a judicial
review of the deportation could be a violation of European Convention on
Human Rights Protocol 7 Art 1. Para.1.

I need help quickly..so please consider writing a fax of support.

Many thanks

John Davies

There now follows a example letter:

Please fax your letter to :

Lejtoldne Novotny Julia ORFK
Teve Utca 2-4 Budapest 1139
Fax +36 1 443 5500 or 3338

Please copy your fax to +36 62 278314

Example letter follows

"Your headed Notepaper"


Re: 31/109/1998/John Glyn Davies

Dear Ms. Novotny,

I am writing to you to ask you to take such action as might be in your
power to permit John Davies to remain in Hungary.

I am a " your position" with the "your agency and brief description of your

I believe that John Davies is an essential part of the Alapitvany's
management team and that his work is greatly beneficial to abused women in

The Salamon Alapitvany is now considered as a important resource regarding
assistance for the victims of trafficking and other women abused in the sex
work industry, and as such is a lead agency in supplying non-prejudicial
services to trafficked women in Hungary.

I believe that by allowing him to remain in Hungary you would be taking an
action that would be beneficial to the many abused women who rely on the
Salamon Alapitvany and his expertise for help and counselling.

I would therefore be grateful if my office could be kept advised of any
decision regarding his case.

Yours most sincerely
"Your name and title".

Salamon Alapitvany and Ildiko K Memorial Civil Rights Institute

Working for peace and equitable justice for all marginalised people
Seeking to include sex workers within civil society without discrimination
Believing in change through consensus not repression.

Pf.1152, Balastya 6764, Hungary. Tel/Fax +36 62 278314.
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From: Kala Perkins <kperkins@mail.usyd.edu.au>
Subject: Re: request to all

Dear GSN,

You ve requested info on what various governments are doing against
trafficking. Just recently it finally hit our newspapers here in Australia.
What theyve done is to implimnet a 20 year jail sentence for pimps, ie any
person caught selling another human being. Here we mostly have Thai women
whove been force into prostitution, although as of two years ago it became a
legal trade here and the women pay taxes on income.

Good luck and thanks for your work.

Kala Perkins

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