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A one-legged German at the centre of an HIV scare involving potentially hundreds of Thai women and girls was detained by a court today on immigration offences.
Hans-Otto Schiemann, 54, who claims to be infected with HIV and that he had unprotected sex with hundreds of Thais, was remanded in custody for a month after denying that he had overstayed his visa.
Schiemann, whose common-law Thai wife of five years has full-blown AIDS, has refused to take a blood test since being picked up on Wednesday last week.
Officials say they are powerless to charge him over his sexual activities but had printed 2,000 flyers warning students to avoid him and posted banners throughout the town of Chaiyaphum, northern Thailand.
Schiemann, who was not legally represented at the court in Chaiyaphum, was remanded after a 30-minute hearing and is due before a judge again on November 15.
As he was led away, Schiemann told reporters: "It's unfair to put me back in jail. I haven't committed any crime.
"I have the right to stay here in Thailand but now I have to stay in jail another month. This is a complete scandal, there is no justice in Thailand."
Schiemann said that he had contracted HIV three years ago and was "like heroin to girls".
Neighbours said he drove around the town offering large sums of money to students for sex and also frequented karaoke bars to pick up women.
Health officials say the scale of the potential problem was not yet clear, with many women reluctant to come forward for an AIDS test, but said he could have had sex with up to 400 women and teenage girls.
Sommart Troy, of Thai group Aids and Social Concern, said before the hearing today she was demanding the authorities carry out an AIDS test to confirm Schiemann's claims.
"We are concerned with his rights but if you know you have contracted it and go to have sexual intercourse with someone it's like intention to murder in general law.
"I think he should be held for further investigation. It's not yet proven he has HIV yet."
The authorities claim the former German sailor has overstayed his 30-day visa by three years.
If found guilty, Schiemann was likely to be deported, according to Lieutenant Colonel Khampol Nonuch, heading the investigation. He could also be jailed for up to two years.
how many more stories like this do you think the pro western media covers up?