All The More Reason


400 million for the freedom of 6 Bulgarians
July 18, 2007, 3:06 am
Filed under: Libya

This story is complicated and I don’t pretend to understand all of it. In brief, six Bulgarian nurses working in Libya were charged with contaminating 438 children with HIV. I wouldn’t go expressly to Bulgaria for treatment of something, but it strikes me as preposterous that they could be responsible for something like this. Assuming that all of these children are infected with HIV, how in fact did they get infected? The sheer number alone raises the eyebrows. Edit * This article on wikipedia suggests that the sanitary conditions in the hospital were a large factor.

In order for the families of the victims to renounce the death penalty, they demanded a financial payout. We have lawsuits in the west as well, but usually it’s done after the criminal case is over and not in order to decide the defendant’s fate. This is the world we live in.

J.S.

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