Libya's Release of 6 Prisoners Raises Criticism

After more than eight years in a Libyan prison, convicted of deliberately infecting children with the virus that causes AIDS, five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor stepped off a French presidential plane to freedom here on Tuesday.

The charge had been widely dismissed abroad as absurd. The Libyan leader, Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, had accused the six medical workers, who were said to have been tortured, of acting on the orders of American ... Full Story »

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Subjects: World, Health
Topics: France, HIV/AIDS
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Posted by: Posted by Dale Penn - Jul 25, 2007 - 7:00 AM PDT
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Edited by: Dale Penn - Jul 25, 2007 - 8:14 AM PDT

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David Starr
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by David Starr - Oct. 1, 2008

Story headline is not really backed up by the text of the story. Yeah there are some folk complaining about paying $400 mil ransom, but the bulk of the story is routine stuff about who negotiated with who and when the victims are allowed to board an aircraft. Libya did release the nurses and a doctor that they had been holding for the last eight years. No discussion of the truth or falsity of the horrible charges leveled against the eight medics.

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Dale Penn
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by Dale Penn - Oct. 1, 2008

Provides more thorough background information and better coverage of the diplomatic interplay within the EU to achieve the release of these hostages than any other article I've seen so far on the subject. Lacks information on the scientific evidence that the health care workers could not have been responsible for the HIV infections in question.

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