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.
For all current news, visit our News home page.
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!