ICN and WMA Welcome the Release of Bulgarian Nurses and Palestinian Physician

The International Council of Nurses (ICN) and the World Medical Association (WMA), today welcomed the news that the five Bulgarian nurses and one Palestinian physician incarcerated for eight years in Libya have been released. The health professionals had been accused by Libya of deliberately infecting more than 400 Libyan children with HIV. The charges have been definitively disproved by world-leading scientists and HIV experts. The death sentences that had been handed down to the health professionals last year were dropped and all left Libya for Bulgaria today. ICN and WMA are calling for support and reintegration into society and work life for the health professionals.