Human Rights Watch criticizes Ukraine

Human Rights Watch criticizes Ukraine
Human Rights Watch criticizes Ukraine

Human Rights Watch on Thursday criticized Ukraine for its failure to end police abuse and medical discrimination against HIV/AIDS victims and others at high risk of infection.

The New York City-based rights group said the abuse was undermining efforts in Ukraine to combat what has become the worst HIV/AIDS epidemic in Europe.

"The HIV/AIDS policies that Ukraine has put in place are generally good ones," Rebecca Schleifer, a researcher with Human Rights Watch's HIV/AIDS program, said in a statement. "But until the government addresses the chronic abuses of people at highest risk of HIV/AIDS, it will have little hope of stemming its HIV epidemic,” reports the AP.

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