HIV carriers face microchip implants in Indonesia's Papua province

Published: November 24, 2008

HIV carriers face microchip implants in Indonesia’s Papua province

Outcry as Indonesian provincial MPs back plan to track ‘sexually aggressive’ patients

Some carriers of HIV would be implanted with microchips under a bill backed by legislators in the Indonesian province of Papua. John Manangsang, a Papua MP, said that by implanting computer chips beneath the skin of "sexually aggressive" patients authorities would be in a better position to identify, track and punish anyone who deliberately infected others. Those convicted could face up to six months in jail or a £3,340 fine.

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