Africa: "The Benghazi Six"


Hollywood filmmakers hope to bring to the big screen the eight-year ordeal of six foreign medics convicted of deliberately injecting 460 Libyan children with the HIV virus. Sixth Sense Productions, which helped raise funding for Oscar-nominated genocide drama "Hotel Rwanda", said the five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor had signed over their life rights for the film project "The Benghazi Six". The medics, who were sentenced to death, were freed on July 24 after the European Union brokered a cooperation deal with Libya following years of complex legal and political battles. "The story of 'The Benghazi Six' is ... inspirational having the six medics survive what they survived in prison throughout the years and lived to see their freedom," said Sam Feuer, president of development and production at Sixth Sense. (Reuters)