July 11, 2007: Libya's Supreme Court upholds the death penalty against the six medics after an appeal.
June 11, 2007: German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and European Union External Relations Commissioner Benita Ferrero-Waldner hold talks in Libya to try to secure the medics' release. The son of Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, Saif al-Islam, describes the initiative as "positive."
December 2006: A Libyan court again sentences the six to death.
January 2006: The victims' families demand $5.9 billion to settle the case.
December 2005: After repeated calls for restitution from victims’ families, Bulgaria and Libya agree to set up a fund for relatives of the infected Libyan children. Soon after, the Libyan Supreme Court overturns the convictions and orders a retrial of the six medics.
June 2005: Nine Libyan police officers and a Libyan doctor are acquitted of torturing the nurses in custody.
May 2004: Libya sentences the five Bulgarian nurses and Palestinian doctor to death. A Bulgarian doctor is released and nine Libyan defendants are acquitted.
September 2003: French doctor and HIV/AIDS authority Luc Montagnier testifies that the hospital epidemic broke out a year before the arrival of the Bulgarians.
September 2000: The six Bulgarians and one Palestinian plead not guilty. Amnesty International reports "serious irregularities in pre-trial proceedings."
Summer 2000: The trial is repeatedly postponed amidst allegations of torture by the Bulgarians.
February 2000: Five Bulgarian female nurses and a Bulgarian male doctor, along with a Palestinian doctor and nine Libyans, go on trial in Tripoli on charges of deliberately infecting hundreds of children.
February 1999: Nineteen Bulgarian medical workers are arrested at a hospital in the Libyan city of Benghazi after an outbreak of HIV among the children being treated there. Thirteen are later freed.