Trial of Sterilized HIV-Positive Namibians Delayed
September 13, 2010
After 10 days of hearings, a judge announced on Friday a four-month delay in the case of three HIV-positive women who claim they were involuntarily sterilized during labor at government hospitals. More than 40 women took their allegations about the practice to the health ministry in August 2008; complaints filed by 13 of them will be handled after the current proceedings end. All 16 plaintiffs are suing for $1.2 million each (US $165,000). Observers had expected the trial to conclude Friday; Judge Elton Hoff now says hearings will continue on Jan. 18.
Agence France Presse
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.
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