Sunday, May 27, 2007

BBC NEWS | Africa | Libya clears medics of defamation

BBC NEWS | Africa | Libya clears medics of defamation: "A Libyan court has dismissed defamation charges against five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor already sentenced to death in a separate trial.

The six have been convicted for infecting 426 Libyan children with HIV, the virus that causes Aids."

The defendants have been sentenced to death. Their final appeal is coming up.

The defamation charges stem from the defendants' claim that they were tortured. Hopefully, the dismissal will open the door to throwing out the confessions.

Releasing the six innocent health workers would somewhat help Libya's crackpot despotic third-world reputation.

There's some good background here.

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