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February 26, 2017

Police stance was to not answer questions over details of euthanasia checkpoint

The Dominion Post, Tom Hunt

Police withheld information about a controversial operation because it would only open them up to further questions, emails reveal. But the stance – outlined in internal emails – has been defended by police, because which say revealing too much information could jeopardise ongoing inquiries or future court cases. In late 2016 Police ran Operation Painter, which saw officers […]

January 9, 2017

Dutch Doctors Unwilling to give Euthanasia to Dementia Patients

Dutch News Daily

Doctors still do not dare to perform euthanasia on people with severe dementia who have made living wills expressing their wish to die, the Volkskrant said on Friday. A year ago, the justice and health ministries said the guidelines for performing euthanasia on people with severe dementia had been relaxed a little so that patients […]

November 15, 2016

Euthanasia advocate Philip Nitschke says Exit International members targeted by police

Melissa Davey, The Guardian

Euthanasia advocate and former medical doctor Philip Nitschke says members of his right-to-die organisation, Exit International, are being targeted by Australian police. Nitschke said an 83-year-old woman living in the Melbourne suburb of Toorak had been visited twice by police in two weeks. The woman was first visited by by Australian Federal Police, who seized […]

October 28, 2016

False checkpoint targeting VE supporters part of investigation, NZ police confirm

Isaac Davison, NZ Herald

A false police checkpoint set up by police to target euthanasia supporters is part of a police investigation into a suspected assisted suicide in June, police have confirmed. Wellington Acting District Commander Paul Basham also confirmed that further deaths are being investigated as part of Operation Painter. “When we become aware of information that people […]

October 27, 2016

NZ Police admit using checkpoint to target euthanasia meeting attendees

Tom Hunt, Stuff.co.nz

Police have admitted they used a breath-testing checkpoint to target people who had attended an Exit International euthanasia meeting. The move has been criticised as an “unlawful checkpoint to interrogate pensioners” by one lawyer, while another said it was probably a breach of police powers. A complaint has already been laid with the Independent Police Conduct Authority about the officers’ […]

October 25, 2016

Tom Curran, partner of Marie Fleming, disappointed at inquiry

Fiona Gartland, The Irish Times

Tom Curran, the partner of late right-to-die campaigner Marie Fleming, has said he is disappointed a Garda investigation is under way into her death. Ms Fleming died in 2013 after a long battle with multiple sclerosis, and having unsuccessfully challenged the ban on assisted suicide through the courts. Mr Curran told The Irish Times he […]