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April 12, 2019

Euthanasia cases drop by 7%, accounting for 4% of total deaths in NL

Dutch News

The number of reports of euthanasia in the Netherlands fell last year for the first time in 10 years, the regional monitoring committee RTE said on Thursday, confirming figures published last October. The reason for the 7% drop is unclear, and health minister Hugo de Jonge told MPs last year, when the decline first became […]

February 23, 2019

Victorian firefighter dies in Swiss euthanasia clinic with wife at his bedside

The New Daily

Veteran Victorian firefighter Troy Thornton has died in a Swiss euthanasia clinic, leaving a powerful message for Australian politicians and voters. He wanted the nation to think deeply about the concept of dying well, and to challenge the notion that choosing death is somehow wrong. The 54-year-old died by lethal injection late on Friday, Australian […]

December 3, 2018

Man who counselled wife to kill herself using her emails to appeal conviction

ABC News, Melanie Vujkovic

A Queensland man who was sentenced to 10 years in prison for encouraging and helping his wife to kill herself so he could access her life insurance is appealing against his conviction using emails allegedly written by his wife to Exit International — a group founded by euthanasia campaigner Doctor Philip Nitschke. Graham Morant’s conviction […]

November 2, 2018

Husband who aided wife’s suicide sentenced to 10 years in prison

News Daily

A man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for encouraging and helping his wife to kill herself, so he could access her $1.4 million life insurance. Graham Robert Morant was found guilty last month of persuading his wife Jennifer Morant to kill herself in her car and helping her buy the necessary equipment […]

October 18, 2018

Euthanasia Rate in NL Falls in 2017 for First Time

The number of reported cases of euthanasia has fallen for the first time since the practice was formalised in 2002, Trouw reported on Tuesday. There were 4,600 cases of euthanasia in the Netherlands in the first nine months of this year, a drop of 9% on the same period in 2017, Trouw said. Jacob Kohnstamm, […]

September 20, 2018

Timing of arrest of Dignity SA Director Sean Davison questioned

Marianne Thamm, The Daily Maverick

Two weeks after a World Federation of Right to Die Societies conference in Cape Town hosted by Dignity SA, police arrested Professor Sean Davison, director and founder of the organisation, on a charge of murder. Davison’s arrest is related to the suicide of quadriplegic, Dr Anrich Burger, in a Cape Town hotel room in 2013. […]