Cash for US sterilisation victims

BBC News

Victims of a decades-old sterilisation programme in the US state of North Carolina are to receive $50,000 each in compensation.

As many as 7,600 people were sterilised by the state from 1929 to 1974, often without their knowledge.

About half a dozen states have apologised for similar programmes, but North Carolina is the only one to consider financial payment.

The figure will have to be approved as part of the state’s next budget.

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