The Spanish Christian Lawyers Foundation has filed a complaint against the general director of the Valencian Youth Institute, Jesús Damián Martí, and against the Director of Public Health, Ofelia Gimeno, for an alleged crime against public health.
The lawyers’ organization accuses them of financing a contact app for “chemsex” and the Valencian Youth Institute of promoting this dangerous practice among young people in the region through social networks.
In the first case, the Public Health Directorate awarded a grant to the Citizens’ Anti-AIDS Committee of the Valencian Community in the amount of 5,496.43 euros, to carry out a “Contact app for MSM and chemsex users”.
Regarding the Valencian Youth Institute, Christian Lawyers noted that a guide was published on the Institute’s social media in which the practice of chemsex was promoted and statements were made such as “everything is fine as long as it is controlled. The moment you lose consciousness. it is no longer a safe practice” or recommendations such as “knowing the person who provides you with the drugs can give you some assurance that the drugs are as pure as possible”. The agency removed this post from its Instagram account a month after it was published and after it generated controversy in the media.
The president of Christian Lawyers, Polonia Castellanos, emphasized that “from a public administration with our taxes a crime against public health may have been committed, encouraging minors to consume drugs, which is sufficient reason for those responsible to be immediately disqualified.”