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AIDS patients arrested in China

At least six Aids sufferers and others living in a village in central China devastated by the disease have been arrested for seeking government help, their families and police said on Friday.

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U.S. General suspended over abuse

Brigadier General Janice Karpinski is among seven officers being investigated following claims that soldiers under their command mistreated detainees.
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Celebrations in Latvia to mark entry into the European Union have been marred by protests

Protesters of all ages marched through the streets on Saturday wearing signs saying “alien” in reference to their non-citizen status and the fact they will need visas to work and travel in the EU.
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Cuban librarian nears death in hunger strike

Leonardo Bruzón Avila, the director of the 24th of February Children’s
Library, located in Havana, is reported to be at the point of death after being transferred to the hospital wing of the Combinado del Este Prison.  He has been on a hunger strike for 40 days to protest his two years of imprisonment without charge or trial. He refuses to eat unless he is either charged with a crime or set free.
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