22 September 2006

Prosecution of Health Care Providers in Libya

Well, Libya may not be part of the 'Axis of Evil,' and so insufficiently deserving of attention by the US Government, but it is in the process of trying six health care workers (5 Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor) on charges that they intentionally infected more than four hundred chidren with the HIV virus. You can read a report on the case in Nature. The prosecuter in the case has demanded the death penalty for the 'Tripoli 6' while the defense team from Lawyers with Borders has requested a sceintific inquiry into how the children in fact became infected with HIV.

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