The Federation of the European Academies of Medicine (FEAM) has written this letter to His Excellency Muâ€™ammar al-Gaddafi. The letter concludes:
“The Officers of FEAM call for the Libyan government to ensure a fair trial for the above-mentioned Bulgarian nurses and Palestinian doctor and the respect of their rights as stated in Articles 10, 7 and 9(3) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and Articles 05 and 10 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights . There is hard evidence that, in this case, these rights have not been respected.
FEAM also calls for the court to hear international scientific evidence as to the causes of the HIV infections in the children.
We hope that you will listen to our calls and ensure that justice is being done to this man and these women.”
The letter is signed by:
“On behalf of the Officers of FEAM,
The President, Professor Luigi Frati, Rector of the University La Sapienza in Rome,
The Emeritus President, Professor Sir Peter Lachmann, Emeritus Professor of Immunology at the University of Cambridge,
The Vice-President, Professor Cyril HÃ¶schl, Director of the Psychiatric Centre in Prague,
The Treasurer, Professor Jean Civatte, Emeritus Professor of Dermatology at the HÃ´pital St Louis in Paris,
Professor AndrÃ© Govaerts
General Secretary of FEAM and Emeritus Professor of Immunology at the UniversitÃ© Libre de Bruxelles”