September 6, 2020
In Conversation with Professor Sean Davison
In 2011, Sean Davison pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of his mother Patricia (who was dying of cancer). He helped her to die when her hunger strike failed.
Sean served 5 months home detention in New Zealand for his compassion.
In 2020, Sean entered a plea bargain of guilty to the murders of three seriously ill/ disabled men in South Africa. He is currently serving 3 years house arrest in Cape Town.
Sean Davison is the Founder of Dignity South Africa and President of the World Federation of Right to Die Societies.
Sean has had an extraordinarily bad run of luck when it comes to the law (and other authorities, eg. NZ Medical Board).
In December 2020, Sean wrote to the New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to request a pardon on behalf of all New Zealanders who carry a criminal conviction for helping a member of their family, someone they loved very much, to die with dignity.
Sean has requested the pardon in light of the outcome of the 2020 New Zealand referendum on assisted dying which saw overwhelming (65%) support for voluntary assisted dying via the End of Life Act in New Zealand.
Listen to Sean in conversation with Fiona Stewart on this week’s Doxit Podcast.