Bulgarian Medics Freed from Libya to Inspire Hollywood Movie

Culture | March 8, 2011, Tuesday // 11:43|  views

The 6 medics were released in 2007 after 8 years in prison. Photo by dariknews

The dramatic story of the 6 Bulgarian medics who were tortured by the Libyan regime to confess having deliberately infected 400 children with HIV will enter the movie screen, Hollywood producers have confirmed.

Richard Harding and Sam Feuer from Sixth Sense Productions told the Bularian Telegraph Agency that the movie with the initial title 'The Benghazi Six' will be shot in 2012. The two producers stated before Bulgarian media they were touched by the story and contemplate screening it already in 2007, when Harding said he hoped Angelina Jolie, Geoffrey Rush, and Cate Blanchet to play some of the main characters.

Harding and Feuer are currently in Bulgaria, where their new production, The First Grader, is shown at the Sofia Film Fest.

'We will try to make a Hollywood movie, but the Bulgarian cause will be most important in it. Parts of the film will be shot in Libya, others in Bulgaria,' the producers revealed.

The travesty trial against the Bulgarian medics was triggered by their arrest back in 1999. They spent 8 painful yars in prison and were sentenced to death twice. In July 2007, the involvement of the French Sarkozy Presidential couple in the final stages of the talks, which has been deemed crucial by Bulgaria and the medics, led to their release.

Last week, Libya's former Justice Minister, who recently joined the anti-Gaddafi forces in the country, stated that not the Bulgarian medics, but the regime of leader Muammar Gaddafi was responsible for infecting more than 400 children with HIV.

A Libyan official, who bought infected blood at a low price and pocketed the balance, is behind the HIV outbreak in Benghazi, according to fresh diplomatic cables, revealed by WikiLeaks.

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