€9,100 settlement agreed in China forced-abortion case
on 11/07/2012 10:17:52
Feng Jianmei was forced to abort her baby seven months into her pregnancy because she did not have 40,000 yuan (€5,150) to pay the fine.
The June incident renewed criticism against China's tough family planning rules.
Feng's husband Deng Jiyuan said today that the government agreed to pay the family 70,600 yuan (€9,100). He said his family wanted to return to a normal life.
They are villagers from central Shaanxi province.
Chinese authorities have apologised for the incident and fired two officials and sanctioned five others.