Sat, May 25 2013
The medics' arrival in Sofia, 2007.
Bulgarian prosecutors resume efforts against those who tortured the Benghazi medics.
Ashraf Jumaa El Hagoug, interviewed on Dutch television, said that although he personally favours the death penalty for Gaddafi, he realises that The Hague cannot impose such a sentence.
Not the Bulgarian medics, but the regime of Muammar Gaddafi was responsible for infecting more than 400 children with AIDS, Mustafa Mohamed Abud Al Jeleil, until recently Libya's minister of justice, told Al Jazeera
Could anyone in Bulgaria forget July 24 2007? It was the day when the six Bulgarian medics accused of deliberately infecting more than 420 children with HIV in Libya were returned to Bulgaria after spending eight years in Libyan prison. Speculation that they would be finally released had been floating around for several days by that time, so at first, few believed media
The Cabinet decided on July 17 2008 to cover the costs of social security and health insurance contributions of the seven Bulgarian medics held in captivity in Libya for eight years - a decision made close to a year after the medics came home, and in the face of threats of public protest by the group. Speaking at a news conference after the weekly meeting of the Cabinet, Labour and Social Policy Deputy Minister Lazar Lazarov said that the benefits would cover the period the medics were in custody in Libya.
Feted on their release almost a year ago after eight years in captivity in Libya, a group of Bulgarian medics are threatening to protest in front of the Presidency and the Cabinet office unless President Georgi Purvanov and Prime Minister Sergei Stanishev meet them to hear their demands. The seven medics said through a spokesperson that Bulgaria had failed to fulfil its promises of support for them in social and health insurance payments.
July 24 2007 was D-Day for six Bulgarian nurses, a Palestinian doctor... and a joyful Bulgaria. After eight years of trials and tribulations, the medics, who had been charged and twice sentenced to death for supposedly deliberately infecting more than 400 Libyan children with the HIV virus bore faces of disbelief that it was all over. Because of Bulgaria's initial underestimation of the problem's gravity,
The funding is provided under the foreign military sales programme of the US army's Program Executive Office of Simulation, Training and Instrumentation.
The UK nationals were arrested after throwing beer bottles at people after being refused entry to a restaurant that had closed for the night.
Restoration and development projects include Madara Horseman, Arbanassi fortress, Magura cave.
Simeon Saxe-Coburg and his spouse Margarita opened a new heating and insulation system at the Tsar Ferdinand Hospital for Pulmonary Diseases in Iskrets, a project implemented thanks to the Embassy of the Sovereign Order of Malta in Sofia and the Nando Peretti Foundation.
According to the law's provisions, the commission will have the power to investigate individuals without prior notification and would not require a criminal conviction in order to launch an investigation.