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Saturday, October 15, 2005

Kill Nurses to Save Faces

On death-row in Libya: time is running out for the six foreigners in the country’s AIDS case. The five Bulgarian nurses and one Palestinian doctor are accused of intentionally infecting more than 400 hospitalized Libyan children with the AIDS virus - in order to undermine the Libyan state. They were also charged with working for Mossad, the Israeli intelligence service. The nurses' final appeal is scheduled to be heard by the Libyan Supreme Court on Nov. 15.

Experts traveling to Libya have testified that the infection was caused by poor sanitary practices at the institutions. The nurses have testified that they were tortured. Bulgaria’s foreign minister says negotiations to secure their release are not going well. Libya says they want $10 million in compensation for each of the 420 children allegedly infected with AIDS. It would amount to 25 percent of Bulgaria’s GDP. A fair sum says Libya, because that’s what they agreed to pay the families of the victims killed by Libyan agents in the Lockerbie case.

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