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BBC NEWS | Europe | Col Gaddafi faces torture lawsuit
A Palestinian-born doctor jailed in Libya for allegedly infecting children with HIV has filed a suit for torture against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

Ashraf Alhajouj, imprisoned with five Bulgarians for more than eight years, filed the suit through a French group.

The move coincides with a visit to France by Mr Gaddafi, which enabled the group to invoke an international anti-torture convention against him.

It is unclear how far the action can go as Mr Gaddafi has diplomatic immunity.

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
by Melanchthon on Fri Dec 14th, 2007 at 01:17:04 AM EST
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