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Japan Society for Dying with Dignity publishes Newsletter No.172
Feb 1, 2019

The Japan Society for Dying with Dignity (JSDD) publishes Newsletter No.172.

Court Case of Sean Davison extended to April
Jan 29, 2019

Today, 29 January 2019, the trial of Sean Davison was expected to be continued with new charges being laid. But the Magistrate decided to postpone the case to 29 April “to allow for Davison to consult his lawyer, also extending his bail of ZAR 20,000”, but of course also to grant the

In China, three persons sent to jail for aid in dying of family member
Jan 26, 2019

In China, three family members of a woman who was suffering from an autoimmune disease, were sent to jail for the crime of assisting in dying. 

 

The woman, from Taizhou city in Zhejiang province, eastern China, had asked her son-in-law to buy rat poison to help her end the pain of her illness. The lady then swallowed the poison with her husband, daughter and son-in-law, gathered around her bed to bid her a tearful farewell.

 

Regional Review Committees publish Euthanasiacode 2018 in different languages
Jan 24, 2019

 The Dutch Regional Review Committees have published their Euthanasiacode 2018 in EnglishFrench and Spanish

 

California's End of Life Option Act taken to the Supreme Court
Jan 12, 2019

On January 8, the opponents of California's End of Life Option Act have petitioned the California Supreme Court to review last year's Fourth Court of Appeal decision denying them standing in the case. Last November

Sidney Rosoff (94) founder of WFRtDS died
Jan 6, 2019

Veteran of 40 years involvement with the right-to-die movement, in the USA and worldwide, Sidney D. Rosoff died on 4 January 2019 at his home in New York after a long illness. He was 94. He was founding president of the World Federation of Right to Die Societies in l980.

Hawaii: Our Care, Our Choice Act now in effect
Jan 4, 2019

In Hawaii, The Our Care, Our Choice Act went into effect on January 1st of this new year.

Dying with Dignity Canada publishes December 2018 Newsletter
Dec 28, 2018

 Dying with Dignity Canada published its December 2018 Newsletter.

De Einder publishes December 2018 Newsletter
Dec 26, 2018

Dutch Society De Einder, published its December 2018 Newsletter. Read it

New law proposal in New Mexico
Dec 24, 2018

On December 19, 2018, New Mexico State Representative Deborah Armstrong pre-filed a bill (End of Life Options Act), which she plans to introduce in January 2019.

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