Doctor pleads for dying orphans
Wednesday 24 April 1996
Zhang Shuyun, who has accused Chinese authorities of deliberately leaving toddlers to wither away in "dying rooms", alleged that caretakers at a Shanghai orphanage poured milk and food into the lavatories instead of giving it to children. She said other donations, such as money or clothes, were often stolen by the staff and never reached the orphans.
"The international community should strongly criticise China, separately and through the United Nations. It should also demand that observers are sent to the orphanages. This is more important than donating milk and food," she told a news conference sponsored by Amnesty International.
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