Monday, April 10, 2006

The innocent have nothing to fear

AIDS patients are not criminals, says the report.

Tell that to any expatriate worker who is unfortunate enough to test positive when undergoing the compulsory medical as part of the residence visa application process.

According to information publised by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the punishment for testing HIV positive, and that means testing, not necessarily being, is immediate imprisonment followed by rapid deportation. There is no appeal process.

And here's me thinking that being deported is the punishment reserved for teachers who show Danish cartoons to students.

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