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Acupuncturist charged in 16 HIV infections

By Sapa-AP | Aug 31, 2012 | COMMENTS [ 14 ]

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 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.

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Intentionally??? He must go straight to jail, not pass begin nor collection of R200.

Aug 31, 2012 11:57 | 0 replies

is deur mekaar maan...this man cost people lives, no mercy should be granted here

Aug 31, 2012 3:36 | 0 replies

@ online~Evangelist

Have a good look at your bible if the font size troubles you then make lots of copies with bigger fonts and start re reading it from the begining....Wipe the wet from behind your ears silly. Dark Preacher!!!

Aug 31, 2012 2:24 | 0 replies

Evangelist, And with respect, you arrogant klutz, where is there even any suggestion of the man's gender preference here. Your sheer nastiness belies your quasi-religious rants.

Aug 31, 2012 2:15 | 0 replies

@ online~Evangelist

Trust me I do believe in the scripture, the laws and Almightys commands...but the question to you is must he do it now or after sentencing? Preacher share some light here

Aug 31, 2012 2:15 | 0 replies

Evangelist: Hate speak and homophobia! Who the hell do you think you are?

Aug 31, 2012 2:13 | 0 replies

ba thand'zinto! he did not force them!

Aug 31, 2012 1:45 | 0 replies

@ online Evangelist

In few words are you saying that he must repent and live according to what God calls righteous so he can make it to the Father?

Aug 31, 2012 1:30 | 0 replies

Friends Dont be deceived

NO sexually impure soul will inherit Heaven, No HOMOSEXUAL shall inherit Heaven, Neither Thief shall, Even the religious will NOT, Nor Party animals. even LIARS.

UNLESS, We all REPENT and live according to what God calls righteous shall make it to the Father

The preacher has spoken

Aug 31, 2012 1:22 | 0 replies

His picture must do the rounds, how many unsespecting ppl has he intentionally pricked.....aag shame. Death penalty for him indeed, must be removed from the society. And the chocolates?

Aug 31, 2012 12:56 | 0 replies

death penalty will do for him

Aug 31, 2012 12:28 | 0 replies