HIV indictment

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The Independent Online
PARIS (Reuter) - The French Senate voted to indict two Socialist former ministers for manslaughter but rejected charges against the former prime minister, Laurent Fabius, over the infection of haemophiliacs from HIV-tainted blood.

The Senate voted 192 to 73 to bring former social affairs minister Georgina Dufoix and former health minister Edmond Herve before a parliamentary High Court over accusations that they knew blood products were contaminated but failed to withdraw them and introduce the Aids test for donors quickly enough.

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