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Final Exit Network USA published its latest Newsletter 11-3, July 2012
Aug 29, 2012

Final Exit Network published its latest Newsletter, issue 11-3, July 2012. NB!

Locked-in Tony Nicklinson died
Aug 25, 2012

A week after his verdict Tony Nicklinson (see the newsitem on this site earlier) died. He had stopped taking food and fluids and got a - fatal - pneumonia, which was not treated because of his earlier advanced directives clarifying such choices.

English edition of Death with Dignity Quebec consultation report available now
Aug 19, 2012

Following the publication of the French consultation report (see the related news item on our website here) an English version of this report is available now by clicking here.

BC Court of Apeal uphelds Gloria Taylor's exemption to the right to die
Aug 19, 2012

The BC Court of Appeal has denied the Attorney General of Canada’s attempt to prevent Gloria Taylor from exercising her court-approved right to die. (see our earlier messages about Gloria Taylor and the BC Courts decision here). 

UK ‘locked-in syndrome’ sufferer loses legal battle to be allowed to die
Aug 19, 2012

Mr Nicklinson, 58, was left almost completely paralysed and unable to speak but fully conscious after a stroke on holiday in Greece seven years ago.The former businessman communicates through a specially adapted computer which records blinks and tiny head movements.

Farewell Foundation's Newsletter August 2012 published
Aug 10, 2012
Possible change in suicide law causes also rows in German Government
Aug 10, 2012

The planned changes in the German law on (assisted) suicide, now also causes troubles inside the Government. This reported in The Local, a German Newsletter in English (August 1, 2012):

 

Assisted suicide law splits government

A row has blown up within the government about possible changes to German assisted suicide laws, after the justice minister said

Film release "Nirvana 13" in India on euthanasia
Aug 10, 2012

Indian film producer and director Jitin Rawat made us aware of his debute film, premiered in various film festivals and internationally awarded, "Nirvana 13".  The film relates on the philosophical, spiritual and psychological issues when the end of life is nearing.

WFRtDS Newsletter issue 62, August 2012 published
Aug 8, 2012

WFRtDS Newsletter 62 can be downloaded here.

 

NB!  Since August 2012 almost all issues back to nr 46 (January 2005)  are to be downloaded from this site.

Swiss Book on "Der organisierte Tod" (The organised Death) published
Aug 6, 2012

  The Swiss book "Der organisierte Tod" (only available in German) describes how assisted dying (Sterbehilfe) has become a no longer to be avoided reality in the last 30 years in Switzerland, but also in Germany and Europe.

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