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  By Valerie Eliot Smith in Law And Health.   “The history of ME remains one of the worst examples of unacknowledged institutional abuse in modern times.” ~ Valerie Eliot Smith 2019  ***************************** Note: this blog works across all devices but can be viewed most easily on a computer or tablet. Thank you for visiting […]

Karina Hansen News + A Battle With NICE (The UK’s National Institute For Health And Care Excellence)

Valerie Eliot-Smith

    By Valerie Eliot-Smith in Varlerieeliotsmith.com. [NOTE: a brief personal update Last year I went to live abroad. I wrote about this change in my February 2017 post PAUSE-REVIEW-REFLECT: towards a bigger picture? [revised version . As of September 2018, I am now UK-based again. While I was away, I continued my work assisting and advising members of the […]

Karina Hansen 8 (Updated): The Aftermath Continues

Valerie Eliot-Smith

  By Valerie Eliot-Smith.   GOOD NEWS: I originally published this post in June 2018. I am re-publishing it today (10 August) as there has been an encouraging development since then. Thank you to Bente Stenfalk (see below) for the updated information. Original post follows the update. UPDATE August 2018 On 9 July 2018, psychiatrist Dr Charlotte Emborg […]

Karina Hansen 8: The Aftermath Continues

Valerie Eliot-Smith

  By Valerie Eliot Smith.   Regular readers of this blog will already be familiar with Karina Hansen’s horrifying story (as detailed in my series of posts) and with the often appalling treatment of myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) patients generally. For new readers, and those needing a more detailed reminder of her story, there is a full summary at the […]

Thousands Of Benefit Claimants Win Legal Victory Over Tory Government’s Welfare Appeals Regime

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  By Dan Bloom in The Mirror.   Top judges ruled a one-month time limit on appealing for benefits is unlawful – meaning people have been wrongly blocked from justice for years. Thousands of benefit claimants have won a landmark legal victory over the Tory government’s welfare regime. Three top judges today ruled a one-month […]

Karina Hansen 7: Update And Urgent Appeal

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  A Blog by Valerie Eliot-Smith.   The current situation (December 2016) On 17 October 2016, after three and a half years of involuntary detention as a de facto psychiatric patient in a Danish clinic, Karina Hansen (pictured above left from her schooldays) finally returned to her family home from which she had been forcibly removed […]

Karina Hansen 6: The Homecoming

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    By Valerie Eliot-Smith.   KARINA HANSEN, “PRISONER OF DENMARK”, IS HOME AT LAST. On Monday 17 October 2016, after three and a half years of incarceration, Karina finally returned home to her family. The arrangement was on a trial basis but in the hope and expectation that she would be finally and permanently […]

Karina Hansen Update

Karina Hansen

    A brief re-cap  Karina Hansen lives in Denmark. In 2008, she was diagnosed with severe Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME). The diagnosis was disputed and in February 2013, then aged 24, she was forcibly removed from home, where her family had been caring for her. She was taken to Hammel Neurocenter (part of “The Research Clinic for Functional Disorders” […]

Karina Hansen 4: Timeline, Torture And Tragedy

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    By Valerie Eliot-Smith.   A re-publish of a report from April 2016 which has to be brought to everyone’s attention. A brief re-cap  Karina (pictured) lives in Denmark. In 2008, she was diagnosed with severe Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME). The diagnosis was disputed and in February 2013, then aged 24, she was forcibly removed from […]

Karina Hansen 4: Timeline, Torture And Tragedy

Karina Hansen

  By Valerie Eliot-Smith. BREAKING NEWS It was confirmed yesterday that Danish High Court Attorney Cristina Poblador from Homann law firm in Copenhagen has agreed to take this case. This is wonderful news and hopefully will begin to change the narrative of this tragic story.  ******************** This post follows on from my previous posts Karina Hansen 3: Update […]

Karina Hansen 3: Update March 2016

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  By Valerie Eliot-Smith.   This update follows on from my previous post Karina Hansen 2: the Ghost in the Room. For the full background to this story, please refer to that post. A brief re-cap…..   Karina (pictured above) was diagnosed with severe Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) in 2010. The diagnosis was disputed and, as […]

Karina Hansen 2: The Ghost In The Room

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  A report by Valerie Eliot-Smith.   January 2016. A young woman sits in a wheelchair in a Danish rehabilitation centre. She mumbles incomprehensibly to herself from time to time but is otherwise unresponsive. With her is a close family member. She shows no signs of recognising him. Is this the fate of “Karina Hansen: […]

Karina Hansen

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  Story from The ME Global Chronicle   Karina Hansen – In Hostage Of The Danish Psychiatric System . Karina Hansen is a 26-year-old Danish Severe Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) patient. Unfortunately, Karina’s story is no ordinary disabled persons story Karina, with the help of her parents, was struggling with an unknown disease from the age […]

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