6 Accused Of Infecting Children With HIV Sentenced To Death In Libya...

03/28/2008 02:44 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • CRAIG S. SMITH The New York Times

A Libyan court on Tuesday again sentenced five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor to be shot by a firing squad for deliberately infecting more than 400 children with H.I.V., more than 50 of whom have died. The decision complicates Libya's efforts to improve relations with the West.

The verdict drew expressions of anger and alarm from Bulgaria and its supporters in the nearly eight-year-old case, which now appears likely to drag on for months, if not years, more.

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