Ex-Union Carbide Officials Jailed over Bhopal Leak http://axisoflogic.com/artman/publish/Article_60230.shtml
India - A court Monday found the Indian unit of U.S. chemicals firm Union Carbide guilty of negligence and sentenced seven Indian former employees to two years in jail over one of the world's worst industrial accidents that killed thousands in 1984.A Union Carbide plant in the central city of Bhopal accidentally released toxic gases into the air towards nearby slums and the government says around 3,500 people died as a result. Activists say 25,000 died in the immediate aftermath and the years that followed.
Seven Indian former employees were sentenced to two years in prison and fined 100,000 rupees (1,447 pounds) in a judgement for which activists have campaigned for a quarter of a century. But activists said the sentences were too light.The court also fined the former Indian unit of Union Carbide 500,000 rupees. Hundreds of protesters, many waving placards saying "hang the guilty" and "they are traitors of the nation," tried to force their way inside the court complex but were stopped by police.