SUDAN WATCH: The Lancet: Libya must free the 6 health workers wrongly accused of infecting children with HIV

Saturday, December 02, 2006

The Lancet: Libya must free the 6 health workers wrongly accused of infecting children with HIV

Another sad story. Dreadful for those involved. Verdict is expected Dec 19. Medical News Today 1 Dec 2006 report - Libya Must Free The 6 Health Workers Wrongly Accused Of Infecting Children With HIV - excerpt:
Libya must acknowledge that the case involving six health workers accused of deliberately infecting over 400 children with HIV has no legal foundation, states an Editorial in The Lancet. The Lancet calls for these health workers to be freed immediately.

"The Lancet unreservedly denounces this miscarriage of justice. A great deal is at stake here, including Libya's political and diplomatic future. Libya must acknowledge that this case has no legal foundation, and then move to correct the conditions that created the whole sorry situation in the first place. Reforming its broken healthcare system and ultimately improving the health of its children and indeed all of its citizens, must begin with saving these six lives," concludes the Editorial.

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