Three men are on trial in the Dutch city of Groningen accused of deliberately injecting 12 men with HIV during private sex parties.
The case has been covered with remarkable restraint by the Dutch media, and I include three reports below – the first of which includes extremely interesting insights into the workings of the Dutch criminal justice system.
I had been waiting to post this story after the initial reports because the trial was expected to last a week. However, other than a report on sentencing requests a few days after the initial two stories nothing else has been published. I had previously covered their arrest, in 2007, on aidsmap.com.
One imagines that since the case will rest on complex phylogenetic analyses, as well as debates over the relative seriousness of the alleged crimes, that the case has been adjourned.
Update: The 3 men were sentenced in November, see summary below.