Doctors face murder charges in Libya

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 03 February 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:260
  1. Carl Kovac,
  2. Radko Khandjiev
  1. Budapest

    Sixteen doctors, nurses, and managers at the Al-Fateh Hospital in Benghazi, Libya, are standing trial in Tripoli. All are charged with subverting the country's healthcare system, and seven are charged with murder. The trial, which has been adjourned several times, is scheduled to resume next week.

    According to an 11 count indictment issued by the People's Claim Bureau, seven of the defendants are charged with murdering 393 children at the Al-Fateh hospital in 1998 by injecting them with HIV. …

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