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Death Sentence For China's Drug Regulator

KitsapLady
June 6th, 2007, 02:01 PM
China's Ex-Food and Drug Chief Sentenced to Death (http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2007-05-29-china_N.htm?csp=34)

The sentence, announced by state media, comes as China is under growing domestic and international pressure to clean up its food and drug sectors after a series of scandals, including the poisoning of hundreds of American pets.

mummummum
June 7th, 2007, 10:33 PM
That's certainly a far harsher sentence than he would have received in North America.

OntarioGreys
June 10th, 2007, 05:13 PM
That's certainly a far harsher sentence than he would have received in North America.

No kidding a good example is the Walkerton E-coli case that killed 7 people and made 100's ill

On March 25, 2003 Stan Koebel and his brother Frank were charged with public nuisance, uttering and forgery and breach of public duty. Frank Koebel was the foreman of the town Public Utilities Commission. On November 30, 2004, the pleaded guilty. Three weeks later, Stan Koebel was sentenced to a year in jail. Frank Koebel was sentenced to nine months house arrest.

they should have been charged with at least manslaughter for the 7 deaths their failure to do their jobs caused

mummummum
June 10th, 2007, 05:51 PM
I agree. Walkerton was an incredible all round miscarriage of justice.

Michael Enright hosted an excellent program on production and regulation of food/ food ingredients and composite food products from China on CBC1 this morning. If you didn't catch it ~ it's worth a listen via their website.