Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Libya frees nurses and doctor in HIV case

From the New York Times:
clipped from www.nytimes.com
Libya Frees Nurses and Doctor in H.I.V. Case

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) -- Five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor who had been imprisoned for 8 1/2 years in Libya arrived to a hero's welcome Tuesday after being released from life sentences for allegedly contaminating children with the AIDS virus.

Shortly after their arrival, Foreign Minister Ivailo Kalfin announced that President Georgi Parvanov had signed a decree to pardon the medics, who arrived on a plane with French first lady Cecilia Sarkozy and the EU's commissioner for foreign affairs, Benita Ferrero-Waldner.

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