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29 Jan, 2007 15:47

Libyan leader’s son gives hope to convicted health workers

Libyan leader’s son gives hope to convicted health workers

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.