Doctor to face Dutch prosecution for breach of euthanasia law

Lawyers claim elderly dementia patient did not clearly state she wanted to die

A doctor who slipped a sleeping drug into a 74-year-old woman’s coffee before administering a lethal drug as members of her family held her down is to be the first medic to be prosecuted for breaching Dutch euthanasia laws.

A public prosecutor in The Hague said in a statement that the doctor could not have unambiguously come to the conclusion that the patient wanted to die.

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