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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.

Asked if 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."

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