libya

Annan ‘deeply concerned’ at Libyan death sentences for foreign health workers

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today voiced his deep concern at the death sentence imposed by a Libyan court on five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor for the alleged intentional transmission of HIV/AIDS to hundreds of children.

UN AIDS programme calls on Libya to review death sentences on foreign health workers

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has called on Libyan courts to review the death sentence imposed on five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor for the alleged intentional transmission of HIV to hundreds of children in light of evidence showing that the virus circulated before the health workers’ arrival.