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August 3, 2011

Canadian Court Rules HIV-Positive Man “Dangerous Offender”

A Canadian court has handed down an indefinite sentence and dangerous offender status to John Aziga, a man believed to be the first in Canada to be convicted of first-degree murder through HIV transmission, The Vancouver Sun reports. The dangerous offender designation is reserved for notorious criminals, serial killers and sex offenders and comes with an indefinite prison term, a lifelong supervision order and registration with the national sex crimes database. Aziga, who was diagnosed with HIV in 1996, was convicted in 2009 of two counts of first-degree murder, 10 counts of aggravated sexual assault and one count of attempted aggravated sexual assault. He already faces an automatic life sentence of 25 years for the murder convictions but has commenced the appeals process.

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Free Aziga, , 2011-08-09 22:29:29
Canada will eventually be humiliated by their lead in the stigma and discrimination of HIV without ever having advocated, research, or provided free medication to all people with HIV (only 50,000 for the entire country). Truly a despicable and two faced nation. Canada is the worst country in the world for people with HIV. Beware! Stay clear! This is an AIDS-a-phobic and homophobic nation thinly veiled under a polite smile and a quick "I am sorry". They are not sorry, they are mean.

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