This Action Alert came to me as an Action Alert from the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario:
On November 15, the Libyan Supreme Court will hear the final appeal of the five Bulgarian RNs and one Palestinian physician who have been sentenced to death on charges of deliberately infecting hundreds of Libyan children with the HIV virus in a hospital in Benghazi, in northern Libya. The health-care professionals, who have been jailed for six-and-a-half years, insist they are innocent and that the only evidence against them was extracted from them under torture. Expert medical testimony, supported by the World Health Organization, concluded that the transmissions occurred because of poor sanitation, such as a lack of adequate sterilized equipment. If the six lose this appeal, they are scheduled to be executed by firing squad.
How you can help:
Call the Libyan Embassy and register your objection to the jailing and death sentence of the nurses. Call (613) 230-0919 (M-F).
Through the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario website below, send a message to Libyan leader, Colonel Muammar al-Qaddafi, and other Libyan officials. This letter will be cc'd to Prime Minister Paul Martin and Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty.