Libyan leader’s son gives hope to convicted health workers
Published time: 29 Jan, 2007 15:47 Edited time: 29 Jan, 2007 18:47
Saif al-Islam, the son of Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi, has said Libya will not execute 5 Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor who were sentenced to death by Libyan court last month.
According to Saif al-Islam, the verdict against the health workers was unjust, and so will not get the death penalty.The doctor and nurses worked at a children’s hospital in the city of Benghazi, Libya.They were arrested 8 years ago for allegedly infecting 400 children with HIV, a virus that can lead to AIDS.Bulgaria has always insisted on the health worker's innocence and demanded their release. The international community supported Bulgaria in its demand.