Libya-Jailed Bulgarian Nurses, Palestinian Plead Innocent

Politics | February 25, 2007, Sunday // 00:00| Views: | Comments: 2

The five Bulgarian nurses and Palestinian doctor, sentenced to death for intentionally infecting Libyan children with HIV, pleaded innocent at the hearing of the trial for slander against them in Libya.

The six medics faced court for a fourth hearing on Sunday.

They are accused of offending two Libyan officials, who, as the medics have once again said, tortured them in the most horrific and barbarous ways in order to force out of them fake testimonies.

The aim was to forcibly make the five Bulgarian nurses and the Palestinian doctor give false confessions that they have infected more than 400 Libyan children with HIV.

Claimants on the case are Libyan officers Djuma Misheri and Madjit Shol. The nurses once again pointed them as their torturers on 1999 and even showed the scars the men have left on their bodies.

"Everything that the two officers claim is a contemptible lie," the Bulgarians said.

Prosecutor on the case demanded the heaviest punishment - three years behind bars.

The next hearing is scheduled for March 11.
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Uchak - 26 Feb 2007 // 09:55:54

this is really too much! These poor ladies have not seen their kids in what 7 years or more???

If anything calls for some "wet jobs" it is this...get the old hands out of retirement and get something done about this

Amerikanetsa - 25 Feb 2007 // 18:56:17

So, now they're being tried for slander for complaining about being tortured? The Libyans truly live in Wonderland. I just can't see how you can hope to negotiate with people like this.

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