Farmers: Chinese AIDS protestors beaten by government-hired thugs
Yahoo! NewsThugs hired by government officials in central China's Henan province beat more than 10 AIDS patients who protested against the assault of another AIDS sufferer, farmers said. The victims were among more than 20 people who had demanded the Shangcai county urban management department pay the medical expenses of a farmer beaten by the department's employees, several farmers told AFP.
—Posted: December 24, 2003
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