Monday, January 23, 2012

UK: Locked In Syndrome Man Pleads With Court To Let Him Die

Tony Nicklinson has been trying to get himself killed for a while now. His case has finally reached the Brit High Court. It’ll be interesting to see how they handle this given the clear illegality established in law versus all the legal soft-pedaling that’s happened the last few years.
Tony Nicklinson's Euthanasia Case Reaches High Court
The case of a severely-disabled 57-year-old man who wants a judge to allow a doctor to "lawfully" end his life reaches the High Court today.
Lawyers want a ruling that a doctor could intervene to end Tony Nicklinson's "indignity" and have a "common law defence of necessity" against any murder charge.
Nicklinson - who is married with two grown-up daughters and lives in Melksham, Wiltshire - had a stroke in 2005 and was left with "locked-in syndrome". more

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