Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Read Now: TheBodyPRO.com Covers AIDS 2014
  
  • Email Email
  • Printable Single-Page Print-Friendly
  • Glossary Glossary

International News

Libya Urges Bulgaria to Pay Blood Money to Lift Death Sentences on Medics in AIDS Case

August 18, 2005

Libya is calling on the Bulgarian government to negotiate the payment of a sum of money to win amnesty for six medics -- five Bulgarians and a Palestinian -- who were sentenced to death for allegedly infecting 400 Libyan children with HIV. The medics, who were arrested in 1999 and sentenced to death in 2004, maintain their innocence and say they have been tortured. Islamic laws allows a death sentence to be avoided if the victims' families receive a "diya," or blood money payment. Libyan officials have suggested the death sentences could be reconsidered if the families are compensated and those children who remain alive are treated. Bulgaria has rejected Libya's previous calls for compensation to the families.

Back to other news for August 18, 2005

Adapted from:
Associated Press
08.17.2005; Khaled El-Deeb


  
  • Email Email
  • Printable Single-Page Print-Friendly
  • Glossary Glossary

This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
 
See Also
Politics

Tools
 

Advertisement