US Senator Lobbies for Libya Jailed Bulgarian Nurses

Politics | September 7, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00| Views: | Comments: 0

US Senator Richard Lugar, chair of US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, vowed to work for the release of the five Bulgarian nurses sentenced to death in Libya.

Senator Lugar promised to appeal for solidarity with the cause of the nurses, Stanimir Ilchev, MP from Simeon II national Movement, said.

A Bulgarian parliamentary delegation, headed by Parliamentary Spokesman Georgi Pirinski that is on a visit to their US talked to their American colleagues and focused on the fate of the nurses as well.

Five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor were sentenced to death a year ago on charges of intentionally causing an AIDS outbreak at a Benghazi children's hospital, sparkling cries of foul from Bulgaria and its allies the United States and the European Union. The court ignored world-renowned AIDS experts testimony that the outbreak started before the medics began working at the clinic.
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