Subject: Vlore boats
From: Migration Research (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Feb 10 2000 - 08:30:59 EST
We have learnt that some Albanian sex workers are now using the Vlore speed
boats to return to Albania from Italy to avoid identification by the
Albanian police as sex workers.
Sex workers used to return using regular ferries and saying to the Italian
and Albanian authorities that they had no documents and that they wanted to
return to Albania. However there have been stories circulating of returning
sex workers without documents being arrested on arrival in Albania and
escorted by the police to their family homes where they have been "returned"
to their families for protection. We have no confirmation that these stories
are true, but they are now widely reported.
Therefore to avoid "protection" some sex workers are beginning to use the
speed boats to return to Albania for family visits and to avoid the Albanian
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