Court refusal

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The Independent Online
PARIS (Reuter) - A court turned down a request for Michel Garretta, the main figure in France's blood contamination scandal, to be released from prison to prepare his case for appeal. Mr Garretta, former head of the national blood transfusion service, is serving a four-year sentence for knowingly distributing blood products that had not been screened for the HIV virus over several months in 1985.

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