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Karina Hansen 8: The Aftermath Continues

Karina in November 2016 shortly after her return home

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Karina Hansen 8 (updated): the aftermath continues

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Quick reminder

Karina is a young woman from Denmark who became ill with the severe form of myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) as a teenager. She was being cared for at home by her family but, in February 2013, she was forcibly removed by the state authorities and confined in an institution for three and a half years as a de facto psychiatric patient.  Her family members were not allowed to visit her and she was subjected to highly inappropriate treatment.

She was eventually allowed to return home in October 2016, in a far worse condition than when she had arrived at the institution. Both she and her family have experienced – and continue to experience – considerable trauma as a result of this state intervention.

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