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Libyan court clears police officers in Bulgarian AIDS case

[JURIST] A Libyan court announced Tuesday that nine police officers and one doctor have been acquitted of torturing five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor, who were allegedly forced to confess to deliberately infecting Libyan children with HIV. The six medical workers were convicted of infecting 426 children [JURIST report] last year and then sentenced to death by firing sqaud, although they maintain that they were forced to confess [JURIST report] because Libya was unwilling to admit that unhygenic conditions were to blame for the infections. Libya's Supreme Court is expected to rule on their appeal on November 15 2005. Reuters has more.

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