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July 7, 2024

CLW Activists Escape Jail Time

Two of the six former members of the Coöperatie Laatste Wil (CLW) were this week found guilty of distributing Middel X (sodium azide) amongst their members.

According to a Dutch Court in the southern city of Arnhem, these six activists formed a criminal organisation to enable assisted suicide.

All those charged were over the age …



July 5, 2024

‘Tesla of euthanasia’ death capsule that kills in seconds

Tesla of euthanasia’ death capsule that kills occupant in seconds to be used for first time

The case fills with nitrogen to starve the occupant of oxygen, rendering the patient unconscious before they die – but the capsules have been criticised by pro-life campaigners

A ‘death capsule’ designed to carry out assisted suicides is due …

June 11, 2024

Execution by nitrogen hypoxia not headed for widespread adoption


Execution by nitrogen hypoxia not headed for widespread adoption as bills fall short and nitrogen producers object reports Dakin Andone at CNN with Micah Green/Reuters.

The day after Alabama carried out the first-known US execution using nitrogen gas, its attorney general sent a clear message to death penalty states that might want to follow suit: …

June 1, 2024

Alejandro Vasquez Indicted for Importing Suicide Drug

Homeland Security

CHICAGO — A federal grand jury in Chicago indicted a Mexican resident on drug charges for allegedly illegally importing the drug pentobarbital into the United States from Mexico for use in committing suicide.

The indictment followed a Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Chicago investigation.

A superseding indictment returned May 28 in U.S. District Court in Chicago …

April 14, 2024

Belgium’s Cutting-Edge Debate

In Belgium this week, the Chairman of the health fund, Christian Mutual, Luc Van Gorp, has said that those who feel that their life is complete, should be able to end it.

In an interview with the Belgian newspaper, Nieuwsblad, Luc Van Gorp said that he wants people at the end of their lives to …

March 17, 2024

Princess Di used as Click Bait by Right to Die France Youth Group

Daily Mail

Friends of Princess Diana have reacted with anger and revulsion after a ‘vile’ advert used her fatal car crash to promote euthanasia.

The sickening campaign shows a picture of a mangled car in a tunnel with the caption: ‘Diana. She did not choose her death… in 2024, we should have the choice.’

It provoked an …



March 2, 2024

Poison seller tied to suicide forum tracked down by BBC

BBC News

By Angus Crawford and Tony Smith

A Ukrainian man selling a poison thought to be linked to at least 130 UK deaths has been identified by the BBC.

Leonid Zakutenko advertised his services on a website promoting suicide and he told an undercover reporter he sent five parcels a week to the UK.

He has …

February 26, 2024

Man took assisted dying drugs meant for someone else

Yahoo News

A man who took a voluntary assisted dying substance intended for someone else was found dead at home by his adult daughter, an inquest has heard.

“I thought he was asleep in the chair. I put my arms around him. He was cold,” the woman said.

The Coroners Court in Brisbane on Tuesday opened the …

January 29, 2024

Alabama Carries Out First U.S. Execution by Nitrogen

Alabama Carries Out First U.S. Execution by Nitrogen reports the New York Times

Alabama carried out the first American execution using nitrogen gas on Thursday evening, killing a convicted murderer whose jury had voted to spare his life and opening a new frontier in how states execute death row prisoners.

The execution of the condemned …