Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and his son Seif al-Islam have exchanged angry letters concerning Al-Islam's recent media announcements concerning the six Bulgarian medics who were accused of deliberately infecting Libyan children with HIV.
Shortly after the medics were released and returned to Bulgaria, Seif al-Islam said in an interview with French newspaper Le Monde that the nurses and the Palestinian medic with Bulgarian citizenship had been tortured into confession in Libyan prison.
Libyan newspaper Libya Today said, quoting reliable sources, that Gaddafi and his son had exchanged angry letters about Al-Islam's announcements.
Gaddafi was said to have insisted that his son, who is the head of Gaddafi Devlopment Foundation, which aids HIV-infected children, should stop making such announcements.
He advised Al-Islam to stop helping criminals and Libya's enemies and spreading hearsay that could be used against Libya.
Focus news agency reported that Bulgarian President Georgi Purvanov would make a state visit to Qatar in the autumn. Purvanov told journalists that his visit was related to Qatar's key participation in the negotiations that lead to the nurses' release.