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Swiss acupuncturist infects 16 with HIV

2012-08-30 17:17

Geneva - Swiss authorities say a self-styled healer has been indicted on charges that he intentionally infected 16 people with HIV, the virus that causes Aids, between 2001 and 2005.

A regional prosecutor's office in Bern, the Swiss capital, says the unidentified man was indicted in Bern-Mitelland regional court on charges of intentionally spreading human disease and causing serious bodily harm, offenses that carry maximum penalties of five to 10 years respectively.

Prosecutors said in a statement on Thursday that most of the victims attended his music school and that the defendant injected them with infected blood under various pretexts by pricking them with unknown objects or using a drink that made them pass out. They say the defendant "denies everything".

Prosecutors say proceedings against a second suspect have been closed for lack of evidence.

Comments
  • mofstok - 2012-08-30 17:31

    WTF is wrong with this guy? Jeez!

      juannepierre - 2012-08-31 03:12

      Bored?

      raymond.romans.5 - 2012-08-31 10:22

      He's a prick.

      Havokreeka - 2012-08-31 11:37

      lol airborn, I see what you did there

  • don.quioxte.3 - 2012-08-31 07:26

    We will see later how "Swiss" this guy is.

      omo.naija.750 - 2012-08-31 10:23

      Racist much?

  • kyle.buitendag - 2012-08-31 08:07

    i would waste his entire family in front of him, if he done that to me or someone close to me.........Sycho piece of turd

  • mfundi.ndaba - 2012-08-31 08:22

    Evil bastard!

  • morama.sebata - 2012-08-31 08:24

    BTW,Thorough research is needed here because that virus needs certain temperatures to survive and now would like to know how he maintained that.......andthe drink they are referring to here? Only DR Basson can do that not every mambara out there?

  • sedeshan - 2012-08-31 14:44

    "The good news is I've cured your headache, the bad news is that you may get Aids..."

  • christina.setloboko - 2012-08-31 15:48

    devils on high heels working overtime!!!

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