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: 10/02/2012
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Homs under fire: who will stop the killing? (part 2)
As the crackdown in Homs gets even more brutal, François Picard’s panel weighs up the feasibility of a safe haven near the Turkish border and rues the frustrating lack of an immediate solution for stopping the killing.
- Akil HASHEM, Military advisor, Syrian National Council;
- Vincent FLOREANI, Deputy spokesperson, French Foreign Ministry;
- Bahadir KALEAGASI, President, "Institut du Bosphore";
- Marina OTTAWAY, Director, Middle East Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace;
- Rupert COLVILLE, Spokesperson, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.