HIV blood trial opens in Paris
Tuesday 04 May 1993
The hearing, in a courtroom packed with victims of the scandal and relatives of some 300 haemophiliacs who subsequently died, was suspended for several hours on a technicality after a brief opening session. The retrial is expected to last several weeks and will include an attempt by the haemophiliacs' lawyers to lodge a new, tougher charge of poisoning against the defendants, notably Michel Garretta, former director of France's blood transfusion centre.
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