Bulgarian medics pardoned after leaving Libya

Five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor were pardoned by President Georgi Parvanov on their arrival in Sofia on Tuesday, after spending eight and a half years in prison in Libya. The medics, sentenced to life in prison in Libya for contaminating children with the AIDS virus, arrived on board a plane with French first lady Cecilia Sarkozy and the EU's commissioner for foreign affairs, Benita Ferrero-Waldner.