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October 13, 2006

UK science bodies call for fair trial in Tripoli Six case to avoid “judicial murder.”

Filed under: HIV,Justice,Libya,Uncategorized — admin @ 10:24 am

The UK Times has today published a letter — link here — from Lord Rees, president of the Royal Society, Sir Keith Peters, president of the UK Academy of Medical Sciences, Ian Gilmore, president of the Royal College of Physicians, and Thomas Lehner, from Kings College, London. The letter, “Foreign workers at risk in Libya,” concludes with this sentence:

“We ask the medical and scientific authorities of the United Nations, Arab countries, United States and European Union (Bulgaria will join the EU in three months) to exert their utmost influence on President Gaddafi to prevent what might amount to judicial murder.”

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