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keithyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:32 PM
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The Libyan AIDS verdict: The west is screwing up big time.
Edited on Thu May-06-04 12:34 PM by keithyboy
Read the second paragraph. Look at the pictures. Do these people look like they are under "duress?"

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/C7E22811-11FB-45...

"When the health workers were arrested, Libyan leader Colonel Muammar al-Qadhafi had accused them of acting on the orders of foreign intelligence. Libyan authorities claimed the plot was to spread HIV virus among 1000 Libyan children; in order to turn the Libyan people against their government.

Bulgarian medics were moved from jail to house arrest in 2002
The defendants admitted they were linked to foreign intelligence in a police investigation. But they denied the testimonies before the court and said they were extracted from them under duress."
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:11 PM
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1. Geographically, Bulgaria and Palestine are to the east
of Libya. I'm not at all convinced by the 'working to turn the Libyan people' argument; it seems an incredibly unreliable way of doing it. I'd like to know what organisation outside Libya they said they were working with. I'd be more convinced by a charge that they were experimenting illegally; in fact, that's what the BBC said the trial actually said.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/3689355.stm

Prosecutors demanded the death penalty, claiming the accused gave patients HIV in a bid to find an Aids cure.
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They called expert witnesses, including one of the team which discovered the Aids virus, who said this was an epidemic caused by poor hygiene at the hospital, not by any international conspiracy.
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