Esse blog talvez seja o único a se preocupar com a situação do médico palestino e das enfermeiras búlgaras presos na Líbia sob a acusação de terem contaminados crianças com o HIV em um hospital. Agora, na reportagem do The Lancet, fica evidente o caráter de retaliação do ditador líbio ao investir contra esses profissionais de saúde.
Libya bargains with lives of imprisoned medics Katy Duke , The Lancet, 27/01/07 Six medics remain sentenced to death in Libya, accused of deliberately infecting hundreds of children with HIV in a city hospital. Libya's leader, Muammar Gaddafi, is attempting to trade their lives for one of the country's agents, currently serving life in prison in the UK. Katy Duke reports. Five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor were controversially convicted late last year of deliberately infecting hundreds of children with the HIV virus at a Libyan hospital—a ruling that brought condemnation from the international community. Despite repeated and intense pressure for their release from Bulgarian and other officials, who claim the six are innocent, the Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi, appears to be now using them as pawns in a political game. During a speech to officials in Tripoli at the end of last year Gaddafi said that he would only consider repealing a death sentence on the six medical staff if the UK agreed to release the Libyan agent sentenced to life in prison for putting a bomb on the Pan Am flight that exploded over the Scottish village of Lockerbie in 1988.