Sarkozy in Libya Following Release of Medics

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Yesterday, Libya released six medical workers held for eight years on charges of infecting children with AIDS; the five Bulgarians nurses and a Palestinian doctor were extradited to Bulgaria. In return, the European Union agreed to a package of financial and medical aid for Libya as well as improved diplomatic relations. Bulgaria's President insists it was not a ransom payment for blackmail. French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who was instrumental in negotiating the release, today traveled to Tripoli to cement the deal with Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.  Philip Golub is a contributing editor to Le Monde diplomatique.




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