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Libyan government lets AIDS experts comment on hospital deaths

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7411.360-h (Published 14 August 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:360
  1. Katka Krosnar
  1. Prague

    Fears remain that 16 medical workers accused of deliberately infecting almost 400 Libyan children with HIV could be sentenced to death if convicted.

    The group—a male doctor and five female nurses from Bulgaria, a male Palestinian doctor, and nine Libyan former hospital managers and staff—have been held in prison for four and a half years as their court case continues (BMJ 2001;322:260).

    Charges were brought against them in February 1999 after 393 children were found to have been infected with HIV at Al-Fateh Children's Hospital in Benghazi. The health staff are accused of deliberately …

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