Libya releases Bulgarian HIV medics

Five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor convicted of infecting Libyan children with HIV landed in Sofia on Tuesday after diplomatic talks secured their release from a Libyan jail.

Libya releases Bulgarian HIV medics
Five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor convicted of infecting Libyan children with HIV landed in Sofia on Tuesday after diplomatic talks secured their release from a Libyan jail.

The medics, who spent more than eight years in Libyan jail, were brought back home on a French presidential jet and were accompanied by EU External Relations Commissioner Benita Ferrero-Waldner and France's First Lady Cecilia Sarkozy. The two were in Tripoli to help free them.

Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov is expected to pardon the six upon arrival.

European Union newcomer Bulgaria and its allies in Brussels and Washington claims the six are innocent and have pushed for their release.

Reuters

Güncelleme Tarihi: 24 Temmuz 2007, 13:52
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