It would appear that Libya is still trying to shake down the West for a pile of cash. Remember hearing about those Bulgarian doctors a while ago, who were arrested and put on trial for supposedly infecting Libyan children deliberately with AIDS? Well, it seems that they are entering their final appeal today, and their lives are in grave danger:
Libya's Supreme Court says it will rule on 11 July on the final appeal of six foreign medical workers condemned for infecting 438 children with HIV.Libyan extortion.
Five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor say they are innocent of giving tainted blood to the children.
The court is expected to uphold their death sentences but may leave a final decision to the High Judicial Council.
The sentences may be commuted in exchange for a compensation package for the children's families.
Fifty-six of the 438 children given tainted blood at the Benghazi hospital in 1998 have since died.
Outside the Tripoli courtroom, relatives of children who were infected with the virus gathered, with many parents holding images of their sons and daughters.