The five Bulgarian nurses, whom Libya sentenced to death on charges of deliberate HIV infection, have been moved from Benghazi to the prison Judeyda in Tripoli.
The nurses' stay in the prison will be temporary, Deputy Foreign Minister Gergana Gruncharova assured adding that the five women share the same cell with two Libyan females.
The location remained unknown until later in the day. Earlier Foreign Minister Passy tried to assuage fears, saying the medics have been transferred to a safe place and thanked the Qaddafi Foundation for the assistance.
The move has raised concerns about the safety of the nurses. Shortly after the Benghazi Criminal Court handed their death verdicts, the Bulgarians alarmed that Libyan prisoners will carry out the executions should they be transferred to a prison in Tripoli.
The Bulgarian medics were kept prisoners in Judeyda for nearly three years, where they were tortured into making self-confessions.
In 2001 they were accommodated in a house under guard in Tripoli.
The whole international community has denounced the death verdicts, which came despite expert testimony at the trial that poor hygiene was the likely cause of transmission.