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Healer Sentenced to 13 Years in Jail for Infecting 16 People With HIV

by Savitha C Muppala on March 26, 2013 at 4:11 PM
 Healer Sentenced to 13 Years in Jail for Infecting 16 People With HIV

A 54-year-old self-styled healer has been sentenced by a Bern court to almost 13 years in jail for purposefully infecting 16 people with HIV using acupuncture needles.

The man has never accepted the charge of causing serious bodily harm and spreading human diseases.


Instead, he claims that this is part of a conspiracy against him and there are still many unanswered questions. The court is sure that the victims were infected deliberately by the same person that has left the victims with a condition they need to deal with throughout their lives.

The infections had occurred between the period 2001 and 2005. The man was running a music school and most of the infected people were his students at the school. He also practiced acupuncture and had many people seeking acupuncture remedies from him.

Source: Medindia
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