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Acuerdo de los dos socios de DMD imputados con la Fiscalía
Jun 28, 2016

La Fiscalía de Avilés solicitó 6 años y 5 meses de prisión para dos socios de DMD por dos delitosde cooperación al suicidio (uno en grado de tentativa) y un delito contra la salud pública.
Para la Asociación Federal Derecho a Morir Dignamente (AFDMD) no existió tal cooperación al
suicidio. En un caso era una mujer con graves padecimientos permanentes y difíciles de
soportar a la que los acusados nunca conocieron.

Agreement reached in long-term court case in Spain
Jun 28, 2016

Two members and the President of AFDMD (the Spanish Federal Association for the Right to a Digfnified Death) have finally reached an agreement with the prosecutor in a case against them in Avilés in Asturia.  The prosecutor requesting originally  a 6 years and 5 month prison sentence suspected the three of being involved in two assisted suicide cases and offense against Public Health. After more than 4 years of juridical struggle the three - supported by

Un accord en procès à long terme en Espagne
Jun 28, 2016

Deux membres et le Président de l’AFDMD (l’Association Fédérale d’espagnol pour le Droit à une Mort en la Dignité) ont finalement conclu un accord avec le procureur dans une affaire contre eux à Avilés dans les Asturies.  Le procureur demande initialement une période de 6 ans et 5 mois de prison, soupçonne les trois d’être impliqué dans deux des cas de suicide assisté et un délit contre la santé publique. Après plus de 4 années de lutte juridique les trois

Wisdom From a Chair - Thirty years of Quadriplegia
Jun 25, 2016

Recently the memoirs of Andrew I. Batavia were published. His brother Mitchell finished on the request of Andrew the memoirs, that at the moment of his death in January 2003 were not yet completed. The reason this book is interesting for end-of-life advocacy lies in the fact that Andrew Batavia - despite of his quadriplegia -  became

Dutch Code of Practice on assisted dying published in English
Jun 23, 2016

Although the Dutch Review Committee's informed the reader in every annual report about their mode of working , in the second evaluation of the Dutch law (2012), it was recommended to publish a code of practice. The Dutch version appeared last year April (2015).  The English translation followed recently

Belgian ADMD published its Bulletin no 139
Jun 23, 2016

Belgian ADMD published its Bulletin no 139 (in French only)

ADMD Belgique a publié son Bulletin no 139
Jun 23, 2016

ADMD Belgique a publié son  Bulletin no 139

British Medical Association again refused going 'neutral' on the right to die issue
Jun 21, 2016

Again, the Annual Representative Meeting (ARM) in Belfast has voted against going neutral on assisted suicide by a two to one majority. The debate took place after a previous motion affirming that ‘it is not appropriate at this time to debate whether or not to change existing BMA policy’ was defeated by 164 to 160.
But then the Delegates rejected motion 80, ‘that this meeting believes that the BMA should adopt a neutral stance on assisted dying’, by 198 to 115 (63% to 37%).

Dr Larry Egbert of Final Exit Network USA died
Jun 15, 2016

Dr. Lawrence Deems Egbert, 87, has died. He suffered a heart attack on Thursday and died without suffering. He lived in Baltimore. He leaves a widow, Ellen Barfield. Larry was extensively involved in the right-to-die movement for many years, and was formerly medical director of the

California USA next state to legalize the Right to Die
Jun 9, 2016

As of June 9, 2016 the Californian End-of-Life Options Act - approved in the Parliament last year October 5, has come in effect. It closely follows the well proven Oregon model. Visit the special website with information  by clicking here.