Bulgarians pray for condemned HIV nurses

Thousands of people attended a public prayer service for six medics sentenced to death in Libya for allegedly infecting about 400 children with HIV.in front a cathedral in Bulgaria's capital Sofia.

Bulgarians pray for condemned HIV nurses
Thousands of people attended a public prayer service for six medics sentenced to death in Libya for allegedly infecting about 400 children with HIV.
in front a cathedral in Bulgaria's capital Sofia.

The spiritual leader of Bulgaria's Orthodox Christians on Saturday called for a "just verdict" in the case of six medics sentenced to death in Libya for allegedly infecting about 400 children with HIV.

Thousands of people, some holding banners reading "You are not alone," attended a public prayer service led by Patriarch Maxim in front a cathedral in Bulgaria's capital Sofia. Among those in the crowd were relatives of the five Bulgarian nurses and Palestinian doctor accused in the case.

The sentences were based on the nurses' alleged confessions, but some of the nurses have said they were tortured into admitting guilt.

The six medical workers have been in jail since their arrest in February 1999. They are awaiting the appeal of their convictions and death sentences before Libya's supreme court.
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