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HIV Death Sentences Affirmed

Posted Jul 11, 2007 11:12 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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The Libyan Supreme Court has rejected the results of an investigation that found unsanitary hospital medical conditions are to blame for the infection of more than 400 children with the AIDS virus.

The court affirmed death sentences for five nurses and a physician convicted of charges they intentionally infected the children, the New York Times reports.

The case has provoked international condemnation. The United States is among those who have asked the Libyan government to free the convicted professionals.

The group could still see their sentences reduced or overturned when the Supreme Judicial Council meets on Monday.


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