Death sentence upheld for medical workers in Libya, but could be overturned by council

Associated Press, July 11, 2007 Tripoli - Libya’s Supreme Court on
Wednesday upheld the death sentences of five Bulgarian nurses and a
Palestinian doctor convicted of infecting more than 400 children with
the AIDS virus. But the verdict may not be the final word in the case.
Libya’s Supreme Judicial Council, which is headed by the minister of
justice, could approve or reject the convictions or set lighter
sentences. Libya’s foreign minister said the council would convene on
Monday. Libya has been under intense international pressure to free the
six, who deny infecting the children. The case has become a sticking
point in Libya’s attempts to rebuild ties with the United States and
Europe. ... Death