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III. Privacy issues

Surveillance of NGOs
Members of the Among Friends Association received death threats and were reportedly under surveillance in an attempt to halt the organization's work on behalf of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. The organization's director, William Hernndez, was threatened at gunpoint outside the organization's office. The office has also been a target of threats, and vandals searched the organization‚ files and stole various planning documents. Although the incidents were reported to the authorities, investigations proved superficial, and no one had been brought to justice by the end of 2006.1