Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Free At Last!

Six Bulgarian medics who were serving life sentences in Libya have arrived in Bulgaria following their release.

The five nurses and a Palestinian-born doctor were convicted of deliberately infecting Libyan children with HIV - charges they have always denied.

The release follows years of diplomacy by EU officials and two trips to Libya by the new French president's wife.

An EU official told the BBC the release had been made possible by a deal struck in Tripoli on improving Libya-EU ties.
For those not following this story, they were originally sentenced to death. This has taken years of diplomacy, and political blackmail by Libya, but the medics are alive and free!

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