Libya will not execute Bulgarian medics convicted of infecting children with HIV

[JURIST] Seif el-Islam Gaddafi, son of Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, has said that the Libyan government will not execute the five Bulgarian nurses and the Palestinian doctor who were found guilty by a Libyan court in May of knowingly infecting more than 400 children with HIV in 1998. They were subsequently sentenced to death by firing squad. He stated that Libya will soon pass new laws that will limit the number of crimes punishable by death. The International Herald Tribune has more. Officials in Bulgaria Thursday praised Libya's decision. "I feel satisfaction that after so many years we heard from Libya that it doesn’t intend to carry out those sentences," stated Bulgarian Foreign Minister Solomon Passy.



 

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