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Myanmar Soldiers Raid Monasteries in Yangon, Including One Caring for People Living With HIV/AIDS

October 1, 2007

Hundreds of Myanmar soldiers, riot police and members of the Union Solidarity and Development Association on Wednesday raided several monasteries in Yangon, including one caring for people living with HIV/AIDS, Southeast Asia's Irrawaddy reports. According to the Irrawaddy, an abbot, four senior monks and four other people from the Maggin monastery, which houses HIV-positive people, were arrested. Soldiers initially "mishandled" the HIV/AIDS patients at Maggin but released the patients once documents confirmed they were receiving treatment, the Irrawaddy reports (Shah, Irrawaddy, 9/27).

At least 10 Buddhist monasteries were raided this week, and hundreds of monks were arrested for allegedly organizing pro-democracy demonstrations against the military government, Reuters reports (Wong-Anan, Reuters, 9/27).

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Reprinted with permission from kaisernetwork.org. You can view the entire Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report, search the archives, or sign up for email delivery at www.kaisernetwork.org/dailyreports/hiv. The Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report is published for kaisernetwork.org, a free service of the Kaiser Family Foundation, by The Advisory Board Company. © 2007 by The Advisory Board Company and Kaiser Family Foundation. All rights reserved.



  
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