A French court has sentenced Jean-Claude Mas, the 74-year-old founder of Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP), to four years in prison on aggravated fraud charges. PIP sold breast implants filled with industrial-grade silicone and prone to rupture to some 300,000 women.
Latest update: 01/02/2011
- euthanasia - France - Switzerland
The right to die: is it right?
As the French Senate starts to debate the possibility of legalising assisted suicide, we take a look at how a system is already operating in Switzerland.
By Vicky MORGAN
Programme prepared by Kate Williams, Marie Billon and Patrick Lovett