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Sean Davison, WFRtDS President arrested in Cape Town

 

Sean Davison, President of the WFRtDS has been arrested yesterday in connection with the death in 2013 of 43-year-old doctor Anrich Burger‚ who was left a quadriplegic after an accident in 2005. The University of the Western Cape professor was due to appear in Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday and was expected to apply for bail. Police spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Andre Traut said: “This office can confirm that a 57-year-old man was arrested on a charge of murder yesterday relating to an incident in Sea Point on November 2‚ 2013‚ which led to the death of a 43-year-old man." Read more details here.

20 september 2018:

Sean has left the policy cell on bail. Read details on https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2018-09-19-sean-davison-out-on-r20000-bail-after-being-charged-with-murder/

More information on background of the situation in: https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2018-09-20-timing-of-arrest-of-dignity-sa-director-sean-davison-questioned/

News to follow as soon as more is known.

WFRtDS Conference 2018

               Biennial WFRtDS Conference

                                       from September 6 to 10 2018

                                       in Cape Town South Africa.

        # ASSISTEDDYING: OUR HUMAN RIGHT IN THE 21st CENTURY.

 Reports and information to be published in October. Visit this site again then!

WFRtDS Awards 2018 presented in Cape Town South Africa
Sep 8, 2018

For the occasion of the 2018 biennial meetings of WFRtDS, 2  Awards have been presented to: Marco Cappato, Italy (the Martilynne Seguin Award) and Dr Stefanie Green from Canada (the Health Professional Award). The WFRtDS Committee wishes to congratulate both for their relentless work and inspirational input for the Right to Die with Dignity, each in their own field and expertise.

Article to negate slippery slope argument published
Sep 4, 2018

Laura de Vito, lawyer of the NVVE, Dutch Right to Die Society, published in the scope of her presentation at the World Conference in Cape Town the reasonings to negate the famous (notorious?) slippery slope argument.

Marie Humbert passed away
Aug 26, 2018

La Voix du Nord (FR) reported (read article in French here) the passing of Marie Humbert.In a clinic in the night of 4 on 5 August 2018, Marie Humbert died.

BBC Radio documentary on Aurelia Brouwers' case
Aug 26, 2018

A young Dutch woman (Aurelia Brouwers) suffering from a chronic psychiatrical condition asked for and got her assisted suicide. Her case was approved by the Review Committee in NL.



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