Tuesday, December 19, 2006

An obscenity

This is beyond the usual scope of this blog, and I know there're a lot of bad things happening in the world, but to take a group of people who came to your country to work in your medical system, accuse them, despite an overwhelming body of evidence to the contrary, of infecting children deliberately with HIV, torture them, refuse to hear relevant evidence in court, and then sentence them to death - in what mainly seems to be an attempt to cover-up the shoddiness of one's own procedures - seems particularly shameful and grotesque.

Let's hope that the Libyan government has some sense of justice and humanity, and overturns this decision.

Nature's Declan Butler has done a fine job of reporting this story.

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