Some AIDS victims are being buried alive in Papua New Guinea by relatives who cannot look after them and fear becoming infected themselves, a health worker said Monday.
Margaret Marabe, who spent five months carrying out an AIDS awareness campaign in the remote Southern Highlands of the South Pacific nation, said she had seen five people buried while still breathing.
One was calling out "Mama, Mama" as the soil was shoveled over his head, said Marabe, who works for a volunteer organisation called Igat Hope, Pidgin English for I've Got Hope.
"One of them was my cousin, who was buried alive," she told reporters.
"I said, 'Why are they doing that?' And they said, 'If we let them live, stay in the same house, eat together and use or share utensils, we will contract the disease and we too might die.'"
August 28, 2007
AIDS victims 'buried alive' in Papua, New Guinea
Where is the outrage? Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International go after Israel for defending its citizens against against barbaric terrorists, but are curiously silent regarding New Guinea burying its own citizens alive. From Breitbart:
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