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Tine Nys trial in Belgium finished

Sunday, February 2, 2020

The 3 Belgian doctors in the so called Tine Nys trial all have been completely acquitted. After a two-week trial and eight hours of final debate, a 12-person jury in the criminal court of Ghent, in northwestern Belgium, cleared the three practitioners,  the doctor who gave the

lethal injection, the general practitioner and a consulting psychiatrist.

Walter Van Steenbrugge, the lawyer of one of the doctors said a conviction would have established a dangerous precedent for professionals practicing euthanasia. He said he and his peers had received dozens of letters from worried doctors who said they had halted euthanasia procedures for fear of legal consequences.

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