An unlicensed Cambodian doctor has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for infecting about 200 people with HIV, some of whom later died.

A court found that Yem Chrin (Kren) had reused dirty needles when treating patients in the village of Roka in north-western Battambang province.

Mr. (Kren’s) charge had been reduced from murder to manslaughter. He said he was only trying to help the community.

According to BBC News, authorities detected the scale of the infections after a 74-year-old man tested positive for HIV in November last year.

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