UN Contacts Libya Over Nurses Condemned To Death
Annan To Make High-Level Contacts With Libya Over Bulgarian Nurses Sentenced To Death
United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today he planned to speak to Libya "at a high level" on the death sentences given to Bulgarian nurses and other foreign health workers for allegedly infecting Libyan children with HIV/AIDS.
"I am going to talk to them about the situation of the nurses and the people in this situation and to see what can be done to help them," the Secretary-General told a reporter from the Associated Press at UN Headquarters in New York.
he had made any entreaties to Tripoli on their behalf, the
Secretary-General said: "I have indicated that I will be in
touch with the Libyan authorities on this issue, and I
intend to be in touch at a high level on this issue."