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HIV medics released to Bulgaria
  Gadhafi son: Medics were tortured

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   Libya: Libyan leader's son, who is touted as a reformer, has acknowledged that Bulgarian medical workers were tortured in captivity
   Libya: 6 Bulgarian medics who were serving life sentences have been freed and are now on a plane to Bulgaria
 The 5 nurses and a Palestinian doctor were convicted of deliberately infecting Libyan children with HIV. The release had been made possible by a deal struck on improving Libya-EU ties

   Libya: The highest judicial body had commuted the death sentences against gainst the 5 Bulgarian nurses and the Palestinian doctor to life imprisonment
Jul.11 Court upholds death verdicts
   Libya: Libya's Supreme Court has upheld the sentences of 5 Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor convicted of infecting 400 children with the AIDS.    The verdict may not be the final word in the case. Supreme Judicial Co...

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Dec.19 HIV medics condemned to death
   Libya: A court convicted 5 Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor of deliberately infecting 400 children with the virus
 The sentence is provoking shouts of approval from the children's relatives. Bulgaria reiterated its belief that the children were infected by unhygienic conditions in their hospital. The defendants have the right to appeal to the Supreme Court. The presiding judge took only 7 minutes to confirm the presence of the accused and read out his verdict and sentence.

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