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HIV trial

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Remember the HIV trial in Libya? The Libyan supreme court is set to rule on the fate of the accused medics1.

Libya’s Supreme Court is due to rule on the case of foreign medics on death row for infecting 438 children with HIV. The court is expected to uphold their death sentences but may leave a final decision to the High Judicial Council.

On Tuesday, the Gaddafi Foundation – which has been a mediator in the case – said that a financial settlement had been reached to end “the crisis”. The foundation said the deal was acceptable to all parties, promising to give more details later on Wednesday.

As usual, all scientific evidence seems to have been thrown out and disregarded. Blame the “foreigners” and force them to pay the blood money.

Let’s see how the deal turns out. I do hope that those medics are released safely, whatever the deal.

EDIT: Well, it looks like HIV medics have been safely released to Bulgaria.

[1] –Libya to rule on HIV medics case, BBC News


Written by parseval

July 11, 2007 at 12:26 pm

Posted in events, politics, science

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  1. Deliberately infecting children with HIV definitely sounds over the top, but like I pointed out earlier, Pharma companies are guilty of quite a lot.


    July 22, 2007 at 12:45 pm

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