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CPME Statement
On 06/05/04, a Libyan court has sentenced a doctor and six nurses to death. In spite of expert witnesses saying what they are accused of took place before they were even in the country. (They are found guilty of deliberately infecting over 400 children with HIV when working at a hospital in the coastal city of Bengazi.)
CPME is deeply concerned with regard to this verdict and condemns the decision and calls for a lift of the sentences.
“We are all the more disturbed”, CPME President Dr. Bernhard Grewin says, “because international experts claim to have strong evidence as to the innocence of the defendants”.
CPME is a membership driven association with members from the enlarged EU, EFTA and the wider Europe. The CPME represents over 2 million doctors within the enlarged EU/EEC. CPME’s aim is to promote the highest standards for public health and medical practice at the EU level.
For more information, contact :
President, Dr B. Grewin:
Secretary General, Lisette TIDDENS-ENGWIRDA:
CPME Secretariat :
Tel.: +32 2 732 72 02
Fax: +32 2 732 73 44
e-mail:secretariat@cpme.be
For more information about CPME, consult our website (http://www.cpme.be).