Switzerland


The mysticism of Swiss assisted suicide
Michael Cook | Nov 15 2014 | comment  
A stunning documentary gives an insight into the proselytising fervour of assisted suicide activists.

Prosecute police, says Dignitas. They stopped our suicide
Michael Cook | Aug 17 2012 | comment  
The Swiss group Dignitas has filed a complaint against the Zurich prosecutor’s office for interrupting an assisted suicide. On August 2, a 67-year-old woman suffering from a genetic disease who weighed only 35 kilos attempted to kill herself at a Dignitas clinic.

Assisted-suicide booms in Switzerland
Jared Yee | Feb 27 2012 | comment  
The number of patients in Switzerland who killed themselves with the help of assisted-suicide organisations rose significantly in 2011, new figures show.

Zurich voters want assisted suicide to stay
Peter Saunders | May 17 2011 | comment  
Voters in Zurich, Switzerland, have today rejected proposed bans on assisted suicide and ‘suicide tourism’. A proposal to restrict access for foreigners to assisted suicide only to those living at least one year in the canton was rejected by 78.4 percent of voters.

Dignitas boss: let partners of terminally ill who commit suicide die too
Michael Cook | Nov 3 2010 | comment  
The founder of controversial Swiss assisted-suicide clinic Dignitas, Ludwig Minelli, has said that anyone whose terminally ill partner commits suicide should also be assisted in dying – even if they are in perfect physical health.
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