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Libya commutes death sentences against foreign medics to life imprisonment

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Libya commutes death sentences against foreign medics to life imprisonment

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In Libya, the five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor convicted of infecting hundreds of children with HIV have had their death sentences commuted to life imprisonment. Earlier, the families of the infected children had accepted 330 million euros – that is nearly three-quarters of a million euros for each family – in compensation. The medics have been in jail for eight years since the outbreak of HIV at the hospital where they worked in Benghazi. Western experts at their trial said the epidemic started before their arrival.