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Human rights activists and health care workers are deliberately
targeted by governments and armed forces in many countries. Before
orchestrating a serious crime- ?genocide, the government would ask these
workers to leave the area by intimidating and even killing them. What
International players including British medical associations do is either
highlighting it to the outside world or turning a blind eye and ignoring
as if nothing happening. Obviously the general public is not ineterested
to know unless they are directly or indirectly affected.
There are over 5000 civilians are killed and many thousand injured in
the last few weeks by Srilankan forces trying to occupy the Tamils
homeland( seperate nation before colonisation). The first step before the
crimes were committed was by asking the health care workers to leave the
area. The second step was to prevent independent journalist visiting these
areas. Now everybody knows what is happening in Darfur and Srilanka. What
can we do?
If we can't do anything to resolve the cause of the problem, my point
is what is the purpose of publishing in BMJ. If we could work out a method
in medical circle how to deal with this kind of atrocities, it would be
very useful for the victims and cares.