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Bulgaria wants HIV medics home

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Talks are due to begin on the transfer from Libya to Bulgaria of six Bulgarian medics convicted of infecting Libyan children with the HIV virus. Death sentences on the six, five Bulgarin nurses and one Palestinian doctor who holds Bulgarian citizenship, have been commuted to life in prison.

The sentence was commuted by Libya’s High Judicial Council after the families of the victims agreed to a financial package of 725, 000 euros per victim.

The money comes from an international fund to which the EU contributes.

The six were found guilty of deliberately injecting hundreds of children with the HIV virus and have been held in Libya since 1999.