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Panama poisoning victims’ relatives decry Spain court ruling

July 22, 2011

Relatives of 224 people killed by tainted glycerin shipped from Spain and used in preparing medicine here condemned a July 19 decision by a Madrid court to shut off further legal claims against the exporter, the news agency AFP reported.

Spain’s top criminal court upheld a lower court decision to discontinue a probe into the 2006 deaths that occurred after Barcelona-based Rasfer imported 2,300 gallons (9,000 liters) of glycerin from China, and then sent it on to Panama where it was used to make sugar-free syrup expectorant for hypertension and diabetes.

The syrup was contaminated with diethylene glycol, an industrial product not designed for human consumption.

A Spanish court ruled in April that there was no criminal intent on behalf of Rasfer.

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