“Tripoli Six” freed

This is great news – the six medical workers being held in Libya have finally been released, just days after their death sentence was reduced to life in prison.

For anyone unfamiliar with the case, the Libyan government accused the 5 nurses and 1 doctor of intentionally injecting children with HIV-infected blood, a preposterous claim used by the government to redirect the blame of upset parents who found out their children had contracted HIV while staying at the hospital. Despite the fact that the home-countries were coerced into funding a large compensation package for the children (and probably must fund other programs within Libya), this case has been going on for so long and it’s great to finally see a resolution


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