Libya Sentences Six to Die in HIV Case

[New York Times] Craig S. Smith - A Libyan court on Tuesday again sentenced five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor to be shot by a firing squad for deliberately infecting more than 400 children with HIV, more than 50 of whom have died. The decision complicates Libya's efforts to improve relations with the West. International AIDS experts concluded that the virus predated the nurses' arrival and was probably spread by contaminated needles.

2006-12-20 01:00:00

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