LIBYA. TRIPOLI REJECTS US DEMAND TO FREE BULGARIAN NURSES
October 17, 2005: Libyan Foreign Minister Abdel Rahman Shalgam rejected a call by US President George W. Bush for Tripoli to spare the lives of five Bulgarian nurses Â sentenced to death in May 2004.
"This is a legal matter which cannot be influenced by any political decision," the minister told the Arab satellite television network Al-Jazeera. (Sources: Agence France Presse, 17/10/2005)