posted on Feb, 1 2007 @ 02:05 PM
Russian prosecutors are investigating allegations that hospital staff in Yekaterinburg gagged babies because they did not want to hear them crying.
The patient at the hospital in the southern Urals who reported the case heard the children's muffled cries.
She used her mobile phone to film a baby lying in a cot with his mouth taped, while others had dummies taped to their mouths. They are all orphans.
The case, covered widely by Russian media, has caused deep shock.
Russians are used to scandals in the hospital, but this case has touched a raw nerve, says the BBC's Richard Galpin in Moscow.
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Man this makes me sick
How someone with such an important job can do something this horrible.