Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Six medical workers have death sentences revoked

Five of the medics at the Libyan high court (file image from 31 October 2006)
The imprisonment of the medics has caused an international outcry
Death sentences on six foreign medics convicted of infecting Libyan children with HIV have been commuted to life in prison by Libya's top legal body.

The High Judicial Council ruling came after the families of the 438 children agreed a compensation deal reportedly worth $1m (£500,000) per child.

Talks are expected to open on Wednesday on the transfer of the six to Bulgaria.

The five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor, who were convicted in 2004, maintain their innocence.

via BBC

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4 comments:

Jason h said...

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jm4847 said...

Hey! New design and all. Nice.
About the note. I don't know, life in prison for over 200 children? Seems too lenient to me.

the teach said...

Thanks, jm, you like my new design? I'm glad. Thanks again.

the teach said...

jm, they claim they are innocent. Why would these people (unless they are crazy) infect 200 kids with HIV? The international community believe they are innocent. And yes, they did confess early on, but I understand they were tortured...