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HIV-positive German popstar 'should not be jailed', say prosecutors

By Samyuktha

London, August (ANI): An HIV-positive German popstar, Nadja Benaissa, who allegedly infected a former partner should not be jailed, prosecutors have said.

In closing arguments, prosecutors suggested Benaissa, 28, should be given a two-year suspended sentence.

Benaissa, from girl band 'No Angels', admits having unprotected sex, but denies deliberately infecting anyone.

The court, in the central German city of Darmstadt, is expected to give its verdict on Thursday. If found guilty, she could be jailed for 10 years, reports the BBC.t the start of her trial last week, she said she was "sorry from the bottom of my heart" for not warning her ex-boyfriend she was HIV-positive.

He says she infected him, and she is accused of causing bodily harm.

Benaissa is also accused of attempted bodily harm for having sex with two other men, who were not subsequently infected.

She said she had not told anybody about her disease because she was afraid of the consequences for her career - which she conceded was a "cowardly act".

She claimed doctors had told her that the risk of passing on the virus had been "practically zero". (ANI)

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