Monday, June 27, 2011

"Euthanasia Defense" For Murder Comes to Russia

So the "euthanasia defense" is used again to disguise murder, this time in Russia.
Do Russians have a right for euthanasia?
Death is not the worst thing that can happen to a human being, Plato used to say. What can one do about a loved one who suffers from terrible pains and wants to die? Vyacheslav Demin, a 72-year-old man, a resident of Petrozavodsk, strangled his wife, but it was the last thing that the woman asked her husband to do for her. The court took this detail into consideration - the man was sentenced to four years in a tight security colony. more

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