Posted on January 8, 2007

Cameroon Poet Charged With Spreading AIDS In Poland

Agence France Presse, Jan 5, 2007

A Cameroonian poet and journalist exiled in Poland was arrested and charged with deliberately infecting several women with the HIV/AIDS virus, prosecutors said.

Simon Mol, 33, is suspected of having infected at least four women who have come forward, and the investigation is continuing, said the Warsaw prosecutor’s office.

Mol is known in Poland because his poems have been translated into Polish, as well as for his campaigns for human rights and in favour of refugees.

His formal name is Simon Moleke Njie.

Four women who claim they had sex with Mol and have HIV/AIDS recently reported him to the police, who have also questioned the alleged victims’ doctors.

Mol, who has been a refugee in Poland since 1999, risks up to 10 years in prison, said the prosecutor’s office.