Australian man faces charges in assisted-suicide case
February 10, 2010
An Australian man faces criminal charges in connection with an assisted suicide. Merin Neilsen was arrested and charged with importing a controlled drug to help Frank Ward end his own life last October. The arrest comes after an investigation that included a police search of the offices of Exit International, a group that promotes assisted suicide. Dr. Phililp Nitschke, a leading Australian spokesman for the "right to die" movement, had disclosed that Ward spoke with members of Exit International shortly before his death.