US bars HIV-positive Cameroonians

Douala- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroonians living with HIV/AIDS and who wanted to attend the 25-27 June UN summit on the pandemic were refused visas at the American embassy in Yaounde, medical sources in the Cameroonian capital said.
The embassy gave no explanation for the refusal to deliver visas to the applicants.
Marie Mendene, an official of the Network of Associations of People Living with HIV (RECAP), was among the "victims of that discrimination.
" The sources said Mendene and her colleagues were to represent RECAP, which comprises three associations of infected people, at the New York summit.
The names of those refused visas were on the official list of the Cameroonian delegation, approved and signed by Prime Minister Peter Mafany Musonge.

02 july 2001 13:18:00




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