ウガンダの重要なHIV研究施設に対する警察の手入れを非難 国際エイズ学会(IAS)


2014年4月3日(木)、ウガンダのカンパラにあるマケレレ大学ウォルター・リード・プロジェクト (MUWRP) のオフィスでウガン人スタッフが警察に拘束されました。このスタッフは同日中に釈放されています。私たちは警察とともに拘留時の状況について調査しているところであり、警察の行動の法的根拠が明確になるまで、スタッフとプログラム運営の安全を確保するため活動を一時、中断します。なお、MUWRPの患者に対しては、ケアが中断することのないよう業務を続けています。報道関係の問い合わせはウガンダの米国代表部広報担当にお願いします。

Temporary Suspension of Activities
On Thursday, April 3, 2014, a Ugandan citizen employed at the Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP) was taken into custody by police at the project’s offices in Kampala. The individual was released without charge the same day. We are working with police to understand the circumstances under which this person was detained. Until we have greater clarity as to the legal basis for the police action, the operations of the program are temporarily suspended to ensure the safety of staff and the integrity of the program. We are working directly with the patients of MUWRP to ensure there is no interruption in their care. Press inquiries should be directed to the U.S. Mission to Uganda’s Public Affairs sections.

ウガンダの重要なHIV研究施設に対する警察の手入れを非難 国際エイズ学会(IAS)



The International AIDS Society condemns raid on key HIV research facility in Uganda
Monday, 7 April 2014 (Geneva, Switzerland) —The International AIDS Society (IAS), the leading independent global association of professionals working in HIV, strongly condemns the raid carried out by the Ugandan authorities on the Makerere University Walter Reed Project, a key HIV research facility, on April 3. During the raid one staff member was arrested and later released. The authorities alleged, incorrectly, that the centre was carrying out unethical research and recruiting homosexuals.

The remarkable success so far achieved in the fight against HIV in Uganda and the world is because of the combined efforts of researchers, people living with HIV, political and community leaders, healthcare workers and governments. It is now well established that all efforts, including HIV research, prevention and treatment must focus on key affected populations and those vulnerable if we are to defeat AIDS.

The Ugandan Government should protect and promote the basic legal rights of those providing much needed HIV research, prevention, treatment and care services and of their clients. It should support HIV professionals by providing healthy and fair conditions of work as well as freedom to carry out their work without fear or intimidation. It must not harass them, stigmatize the people needing their services or restrict their ability to provide essential services.

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