Friday, May 25, 2007

Sweden's Unforgivable Human Rights Violations!

    Now, this is what was missing from the movie Midnight Express

    In the long list of Sweden's human rights violations, I think denying the female prison population access to two-piece swimwear is, if not cruel, certainly unusual punishment, I guess.       

Female prisoners demand bikinis

Published: 25th May 2007 13:35 CET

Women at a prison outside Gothenburg have decided to fight for their right to a decent sun tan.

Sweden's Justice Ombudsman has received a letter from the Prisoners' Council at Sagsjön jail in which the women bemoan the fact that they are not permitted to wear bikinis.

"It's a human right," wrote the chairwoman of the council.

Since bikinis are not standard issue in jail, and inmates are not permitted to wear their civilian clothes, the prisoners consider themselves victims of discrimination, Aftonbladet reports.

"How are we supposed to be able to sunbathe at all? They answer we have got is that we can sunbathe in shorts and sports tops.

"In other words, we are treated differently because we are in an institution and we are disriminated [sic] against because of our gender," the women wrote.

"We want to be able to enjoy the sun just like everybody else in Sweden, whether they are in an institution or on the outside."


  1. Too funny... poor them... yeah, you are in jail you idiot!!! It isn't SUPPOSED to be like the outside!!!  duh!!!

    be well,

  2. I saw if they don't want to be discriminated against & want their bikinis ok but then they also have to look at the male prisoners with the speedos & big beer guts...hey...they don't wan to be discriminated against right!

  3. ha ha - this is priceless!

  4. This shit simply doesn't happen in Norway. "Bikinis for all" is our motto. We even give them to the homeless...

  5. What did they expect jail would be a free pass for meals, lazing in the sun???
    (Hugs) Indigo