Libya's supreme court will rule on 11 July on the case of five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor charged with deliberately infecting 426 Libyan children with the HIV virus, judge Fathi Dhan said at a hearing on Wednesday. The court could revoke or confirm death penalty sentences previously issued against the six but cannot order a retrial. However once the Libyan supreme court has ruled, the case will go to the government-controlled high judicial council which could change the decision....
An international group of physicians and scientists has urged Libya to free the medics, saying that accusations against them were unfounded.
An independent report by leading experts including Luc Montagnier, who co-discovered the HIV virus, supported the medics' claim that the HIV infections started in the Benghazi hospital before their arrival and were caused by poor hygiene standards.
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
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