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HIV-Infected People May Undergo Forced Fingerprinting In Russia

fingermatchA new amendment proposed by a Federalist MP to a bill in Russia would see that all people with “dangerous diseases” including HIV be required to have their fingerprints entered into a national database.

The requirement would extend to foreigners visiting Russia in addition to citizens and residents.

The politician who created the amendment in question said that he came up with it as a way of keeping track of HIV-infected people who change their names and disappear from the state system. By his logic, this would be a win where public health issues are concerned.

Except it sure does sound a lot like right-wing American politicians calling for strict “voter I.D.” laws to curb voter fraud.

How big of a problem can HIV-infected people assuming false identities really be?

Much more likely is the government simply wanting to keep more data on its citizens – the more it knows, the more it can control (something we’ve heard plenty of lively debate on in the States since the NSA scandal).

This is especially clear since the bill it’s attached to would see to it that every Russian citizen be officially registered at their place of residence and undergo fingerprinting. The amendment simply calls for an additional health record database for diseases like HIV.

h/t: RT


On:           Apr 23, 2014
    • Dragonhawk1959

      I think he’s looking for gay fingerprints.

      Apr 23, 2014 at 2:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mezaien

      Don`t kill your TV Kill R.U.S.I.A.N there are way to many of them.

      Apr 23, 2014 at 3:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Raquel Santiago

      This is yet another blatant Human Rights Violation, this isnt going to fly with Human Rights groups or the UN.

      Apr 23, 2014 at 3:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • loren_1955

      Sad. the elements of fascism continues to grow in Russia. I feel for the people.

      Apr 23, 2014 at 3:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DarSco

      Putin is just pissed off that he get get any CxxK! he needs to shave and douche that (most likely) hairy & stank bootay lol Then he might get some of that twink cxxk he’s longing for. Unless he’s down with the swirl …. I’m pretty sure he aint getting Pres. Obama Cxxk lol Idiotic Cxxt with his finger on the doomsday button. We all know where that other finger is lol

      Apr 23, 2014 at 4:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sejjo

      Okay guys, Russia is seriously starting to scare me. What’s next? Concentration camps? Auschwitz 2.0?

      Apr 23, 2014 at 4:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DarSco

      @sejjo: we forget Stalin & Hitler were buddies. They divided up poland, they helped Hitler TRY to takeover the world! This action by putin reminds me of Hitler’s takeover of poland

      Apr 23, 2014 at 4:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • theowlmike

      Ah, that corrupt, “Nazi” state of Russia! Finger printing people infected with HIV/AIDS like their homophobic laws does not shock me at all. It is time that we boycott that country, its products and certainly not visit there! Putin, that bully, needs to be cut off from any political contact by the leaders of all nations. Not allowed to out of his country to attend any UN meetings, G eight meetings, etc. By cutting him and his country, Russia form all other nations perhaps then he and Russia might realize they cannot treat their own people and others in unjust ways. Oh, perhaps Putin needs to grow that distinctive moustache that his idol Adolf Hitler had worn!

      Apr 23, 2014 at 5:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Harley

      Now, what was that thing that Edward Snowden was so upset about in the US that made him want to flee to that country that he thinks is the very bastion of freedom and democracy and doesn’t believe Russia would spy on its citizens?

      Apr 24, 2014 at 5:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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