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Authorities intimidate HIV activists for supporting civil rights march

The police and military have created the climate of fear among HIV activists, making them decide to stop giving 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 provinces. The intimidation occurred after the network signed a statement by 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 the Aids Access Foundation, told Prachatai that in the morning, police officers and soldiers visited hospitals in the provinces and asked the hospitals’ directors to summon the network members for interrogation.   Nimit added that provincial officers from Ministry of Social Development and Human Security also summoned the...

 

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