Tell Argentina to Work Harder to Find Marita and End Sex Slavery

  • by: Susan V
  • recipient: Argentina Judicial System

Over a decade ago, Susana Trimarco’s daughter, Marita Veron, left for a doctor’s appointment in Tucuman, Argentina and never returned. Susana believes that Marita, 23, was kidnapped and forced into sex slavery.

In her search for Marita, USA Today says Trimarco courageously went undercover and exposed a ring of organized crime.

Her campaign led to tougher sentences for sex traffickers and to the liberation of hundreds of women. For her work, she’s received several honors, including a Nobel Prize nomination. And yet the whereabouts of her own daughter, as well as thousands of other Argentinians, remain uncertain.

Trimarco had high hopes for convictions and more information from a trial of 13 she believes were involved in her daughter’s kidnapping. But all were acquitted!

This inaction is unacceptable. Tell the Argentinian government to do more to find Marita and to stamp out the sex slavery epidemic plaguing the country.

We, the undersigned, support the efforts of Susana Trimarco and oppose any standing in the way of her quest to find and free her daughter.

We believe, at the very least, an investigation of the judges who acquitted the suspects involved in Marita Veron’s disappearance and enslavement should be conducted, and if warranted, an impeachment process begun.

We applaud Trimarco’s courageous work on behalf of all women and workers enslaved under Argentina’s corrupt system and the attention she has brought to the issue of sex slavery worldwide. And we sign in support of all efforts to find and free her daughter from the enslavement imposed upon her.

While we are aware of President Kirchner’s and the U.S. State Department’s support of Trimarco’s efforts and Kirchner’s expressed outrage over the recent acquittals, we ask that more be done to end these atrocities.

We request that Argentina do everything possible to ensure that those involved in these corrupt prostitution rings be prosecuted and everything else necessary to end sex slavery in Argentina.

Thank you for your time.

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