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A Swiss billionaire and a Belgian baron have been sentenced to 16 years in prison after being found guilty of corporate manslaughter. After a stunningly successful grassroots campaign for justice, the former Eternit executives were convicted by an Italian court of causing the asbestos-related deaths of more than 3,000 people. NB. The prison terms were increased to 18 years in an appeal case. But the conviction was overturned in 2014, with the Court of Cessation dismissing the charges because they were out of time.

Hazards 118, April-June 2012


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