Bulgarians campaign for release of jailed nurses in Libya AIDS case

Associated Press, January 15, 2007 Sofia - Bulgarians around the country are showing their support for five Bulgarian nurses sentenced to death in Libya after they were convicted of infecting children with AIDS, pollsters said Monday. A court in Tripoli last month convicted the nurses and a Palestinian doctor of intentionally infecting the Libyan children, despite scientific evidence the youngsters had the virus before the medical workers arrived in Libya. The verdicts outraged many in Bulgaria, and "the salvation of the Bulgarian nurses became a cause that united the whole nation," wrote Capital weekly on Sunday. ... Bulgarians