Thursday, September 21, 2006

Tripoli six

I got an e-mail from a Bulgarian dear friend, Mihayl, I acquainted when I lived in Aix-en-Provence. He wanted me to draw some attention to the case of five Bulgarian medical workers and one Palestinian doctor being arrested in Tripoli, Libya, possibly facing execution. They're accused of having deliberately spread HIV among children at a hospital. President Gaddafi states it's a plot directed by the CIA, while assessers of the case say the tragedy stems from poor hygiene of the hospitals.

This week's editorial of Nature deals with this issue and calls for scientists to speak up.

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