Six health workers sentenced to death in Libya

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 13 May 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1153
  1. Katka Krosnar
  1. Prague

    Six foreign health workers have been sentenced to death in Libya for allegedly deliberately infecting almost 400 Libyan children with HIV.

    A male Palestinian doctor and five female nurses from Bulgaria were sentenced to death by firing squad.

    Charges were brought against them after 393 children became infected with HIV at the Al Fateh Children's Hospital in Benghazi. The health workers were found guilty of causing the death of 40 children by deliberately injecting the patients with blood contaminated with HIV.

    The workers …

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