Six Bulgarian medics who were serving life sentences in Libya have arrived in Bulgaria following their release, ending their eight-year incarceration.
They were immediately pardoned by Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov.
The five nurses and a Palestinian-born doctor were convicted of deliberately infecting Libyan children with HIV - charges they have always denied.
An EU official told the BBC the release had been made possible by a deal struck in Tripoli on improving Libya-EU ties.
Glad to see the EU is at least sometimes useful, although the ordeal of 7 years of torture in filthy Kaddafi's prison and the farce of Libyan kangaroo court must have been horrible.
It must be the happiest day of their life!