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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

The Bulgarian Six have been released!


Alt Tv/Fleet FM Breakfast News
The Bulgarian Six have been released!
Six Bulgarian medics convicted of infecting Libyan children with HIV arrived home in Sofia last night after being freed by Libya under a deal with the European Union. Their release after eight years in captivity ends what Libya's critics called a human rights scandal and lifts a barrier to attempts by the long-isolated north African state to complete a process of normalizing ties with the outside world. These six brave health volunteers who stepped forward to try and help a country lacking in basic health standards were shamefully used as scapegoats when those woeful standards exacerbated an HIV outbreak amongst children. Instead of critically analyzing how their own inadequacies created this outbreak, the Libyan government tortured confessions out of the six Bulgarians and then put them on trial. Their release is a part way cleansing of this dreadful shame put on them, a full apology and admission of guilt by the Libyan government would cleanse the other half.

4 Comments:

At 25/7/07 8:10 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for an apology from those arseholes. I'll bet you anything the EU's "deal with Libya on medical aid and political ties" included plenty of $$$.

 
At 25/7/07 6:37 pm, Anonymous a'salamalekum said...

I thought Gaddafi was your hero?

 
At 26/7/07 7:56 am, Blogger bomber said...

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you thought wrong

 
At 26/7/07 12:08 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

a'salamalekum I think you may be mistaking Bomber with Jeremy "Newsboy" Wells who, on his Intrepid Journey of Libya, was astonished to find that people living under a dictatorship are oppressed. He thought that just because a country "sticks it to the Yanks" they must be the good guys.

 

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