Benghazi Suit against Bulgarians Postponed for Dec 27

Politics | October 2, 2005, Sunday // 00:00| Views: | Comments: 0

The civil lawsuit against the five jailed Bulgarians in Libya was postponed for December 27.

The trial was initiated by the relatives of a young HIV victim. The family say that their child was infected by the Bulgarians, and demand to receive a compensation of almost 12 million US dollars.

The five Bulgarians have already been found guilty of causing a HIV epidemic at a Benghazi paediatric hospital, and sentenced to death. A hearing of their appeals will take place in November.

But solicitor Osman Bizanti told judges Sunday that no further hearings should be held against the Bulgarians until the appeal trial ends.

Bulgaria's nurses were sentenced to death by firing squad last May, after spending five years in jail. The medics say they have been tortured to extract false confessions.

The Bulgarian community, together with international experts and organizations, have been supporting the nurses and insisting they are innocent.
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