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Authorities intimidate HIV activists after supporting civil rights march

The police and soldiers have created the climate of fear among HIV activists, making them decide to stop giving out assistance to the HIV-positive in provincial hospitals. This intimidation came after activists signed a petition in support of the civil rights march.    On 25 January 2018, the police and soldiers visited members of the Network of People Living With HIV/AIDS in Sisaket and Surin Province. The intimidation occurred after the network signed a statement of FTA Watch, urging the junta to stop prosecuting the organisers of the civil rights march “We Walk, A Walk for Friendship”.    Nimit Tian-udom, director of Aids Access Foundation, told Prachatai that in the morning, police officers and soldiers visited hospitals in the provinces and asked the hospitals’ director to summon the network members for interrogation.   Nimit added that provincial officers from Ministry of Social Development and Human Security also summoned the network’s...

 

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