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Tuesday, 24 July, 2007

EU ransoms Libyan-accused MD, nurses

The European Union has paid Libya .

The six were sentenced to death in 2004 for deliberately infecting 400 Libyan children with HIV. They deny the charges. The EU compensation package amounts to $1 million for the family of each child.

Libyan leader (pictured left with French president Nicholas Sarkozy) is said to have agreed to the deal to improve economic relations with Europe.

. "There's no doubt that the children were infected because of inadequate hospital sterilization," testified Dr Luc Montagnier, the co-discoverer of the HIV virus.

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