The man arrested on the suspicion of having infected numerous young women with the HIV virus claims that he did not know that he was HIV positive. The man is an asylum seeker in Iceland.
This has been confirmed by his lawyer Guðmundína Ragnarsdóttir who is appealing a verdict of a four-week long custody.
Ragnarsdóttir cannot confirm at this time whether or not the man underwent the neccessary medical examinations required by asylum seekers. Another lawyer is processing his asylum application.
Two women have been confirmed to have been infected with the virus and nearly twenty more are awaiting test results.
According to Kristín Völundardóttir at the Directorate of Immigration, an asylum seeker has between 1 to 5 days after he has sought asylum in Iceland until he is summoned for a medical examination.
The man has later been released from custody.
"The suspect, believed to be an asylum seeker of Nigerian nationality, was arrested last month. Police have grounds to believe that the man knew that he was HIV+.
He was released from custody yesterday and served with a four-month travel ban.
According to Inspector Friðrik Smári Björgvinsson, Head of the Reykjavik Metropolitan Police Criminal Investigation Department, there is no reason to keep the suspect in custody any longer.
The case is currently being investigated by the police and the Icelandic Directorate of Health and is said to be proceeding well.
As at 24 July, two women had been confirmed HIV+ and 10-20 more had been tested."
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