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Norway Arrests Highlight Impact of Pandemic on Sex Workers

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image People demonstrate in support of sex workers, April 14, 2018.  © 2018 Alain Apaydin/Sipa via AP Images Norwegian police have arrested sex workers over accusations that they violated quarantine restrictions. Although not accused of any crime, the workers, from other European countries, face detention and expulsion from Norway. Media reports suggest some have already been forced to leave although their clients do not appear to have been arrested. These cases illustrate how governments are failing to respect the rights of sex workers during the Covid-19 pandemic. Rights…


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