Events for April
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 1 2 3 4
Add your event FREE



  • In Croatian Times I want more info on:
  • show result

    all polls

Croatia real estate

no picture available

Teacher Infected 16 With HIV

A music teacher and self-styled healer infected 16 people with the HIV virus after telling them he was giving them acupuncture, a court in Bern-Mittelland, Switzerland, has heard.

Teacher Maurice Goeller, 53 - who does not have HIV himself - is said to have injected students and followers with infected blood between 2001 and 2005.

Prosecutors claim he'd obtained the blood from another student who had confided that he had the virus that leads to Aids.

But the teacher - who denies any wrong doing - claims he never gave patients acupuncture or injected them with blood.

The investigation began when pupil Thomas Kaiser was diagnosed HIV positive in 2004 and told medics the only way he could have been infected was through the injection he'd been given by Goeller to help cure headaches.

Investigators began to search for other HIV patients who also received music lessons from the healer and were astonished when 16 came forward.

The case continues.

Tag cloud pupil  patients  injected  Kaiser  positive  astonished  Goeller  students  injection  Teacher  teacher  blood  Infected  acupuncture  virus  music  forward  diagnosed  investigation  healer

Latest News


Centre of Zagreb covered with a live camera
All those missing Croatian capital Zagreb can now watch it on a live camera as part of the project Live Cam Croatia.

Croatian Railways promotion derailed by critics
But instead of lavish praise, the railway bosses were derailed by the fact the company Twitter account ended up jammed with funny one-liners that exposed the many shortcomings of their services.

Two Croats in Russian football cup final
Croatian national football team members Stipe Pletikosa and Hrvoje Milic will play in the final of the Russian national cup.

Croatia extradites former Yugoslav secret service boss
Former Yugoslav secret service boss Zdravko Mustac got extradited from Croatia to Germany.

Samsung linked with building a power plant in Plomin
South Korean company Samsung might be among those bidding to build a new termo power plant in Plomin, western Croatia.

Croatia develops three mayor energetic projects, Foreign Minister says
Croatian Foreign Minister Vesna Pusic has praised government's efforts when it comes to energetic independence of the country.

Monika Jakisic visits Osijek after linked with Prince Andrew
Croat model Monika Jakisic has visited her birthplace of Osijek for the first time after media in UK linked her as dating prince Andrew.

Dinamo Zagreb Chilean forward misses World Cup
Chilean forward Junior Fernandes will miss the World Cup in Brazil after a serious injury he suffered on Wednesday in Croatian championship.

A bee kills a beekeeper in Zadar
The 44-year-old from southern town of Zadar received a quick aid by ER team, but they still did not manage to save his life.

Arena Pula workers visit European Parliament
Eighteen out of 65 striking workers of Croatian fashion and textile company Arena from western town of Pula have visited European Parliament, fighting for their rights.



The most popular stories –
last 7 days

Friends and Partners