Wednesday, 28 March 2007
George Michael plays benefit gig for death sentence nurses
George Michael, the former Wham singer turned solo artist, will play a gig
in Sofia in May to help raise awareness of the 5 Bulgarian nurses jailed
in Libya, pinknews (www.pinknews.co.uk) reports.
The event, which forms part of the singer's summer tour, will campaign
under the motto "You are not alone", a reference to the 5 nurses who were
sentenced to death in Libya on changes of deliberately infecting 426
children with AIDS.
In November 1998 it emerged that an AIDS epidemic had swept across a
Children's Hospital in Benghazi, one of Libya's largest cities.
A total 426 Libyan children had been infected with HIV.
Libyan authorities took what they described as 'precautionary measures'
against the Bulgarian doctors and nurses working at the hospital.
On March 7, 1999 6 members of the group being held in isolation were
formally arrested on the charge of deliberately infecting the children
(source: Focus News Agency)