Text Version
RSS Feeds
Home Forum Photos Features Newsletter Archive Employment
About US Help Site Map
SEARCH   About US FAQ Site Map Site News
  -Text Version
  -RSS Feeds
  -News Archive
  -Give us feedback
  -Voices of Readers
  -Online community
  -China Biz info
  What's new
U.S. pleased with release of jailed health workers in Libya
+ -
08:06, July 25, 2007

 Related News
 Bulgarian president pardons nurses jailed in Libya
 Bulgarian nurses return home from Libya
 Bulgarian nurses, Palestinian doctor heading for Sofia: French presidency
 Bulgaria and EU move to secure freedom for medics
 EU relieved over Libya's drop of death sentences against foreign medics
 Comment  Tell A Friend
 Print Format  Save Article
The United States government said on Tuesday that the release of six Bulgarian medical workers imprisoned in Libya was a "very positive development."

"It's a very positive development -- more than anything else, we are pleased for these individuals who are finally reunited with their families," said State Department spokesman Sean McCormack.

The six medical workers, including five nurses and a doctor of Palestinian origin, returned to Bulgaria earlier on Tuesday morning after spending eight years in prison under the threat of the death penalty.

The Libyan authorities had accused them of infecting more than 400 children with the AIDS virus at a hospital where they worked. The six medics had always protested their innocence.

Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov immediately pardoned them upon their arrival in Sofia.

Source: Xinhua

  Your Message:   Most Commented:
Ambassador reviews Germany-China relations
President Hu vows to remain committed to "one country, two systems" principle
CPC full of vigor and vitality
Roadside bomb blast kills 26 people in SW Pakistan
Chinese leader urges college united front members to make more contribution

|About Peopledaily.com.cn | Advertise on site | Contact us | Site map | Job offer|
Copyright by People's Daily Online, All Rights Reserved