Hemus Air Takes Relatives of Bulgarian Medics to Libya

Politics | September 19, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

Arrangements of a visit of the Bulgarian medics relatives in Libya are underway, it transpired September 19. Hemus Air will provide free tickets for one member of each family of the defendants, who are accused of deliberately infecting some 400 Libyan children with HIV. This was announced by Foreign Minister Passy after a meeting with the medics' relatives. Hemus Air re-established flights to Tripoli on September 17. The launch took place after a two-year interruption in the regular Sofia-Tripoli air line. The Hemus Air planes will depart from Sofia Tuesdays, the return flight leave from Libya Wednesdays. The news comes in times when Bulgaria seeks to improve relations with Libya and amid a troubling court case. The Libyan lawyer of Bulgarian medics Osman Bizanti expects the date for their trial in a criminal court to be set in early October.

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