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'Locked-in syndrome' man to have right-to-die case heard

A man who is paralysed and wants a doctor to be able to lawfully end his life should be allowed to proceed with his "right-to-die" case, a High Court judge has ruled.

Tony Nicklinson has "locked-in syndrome" following a stroke in 2005 and is unable to carry out his own suicide.

He is seeking legal protection for any doctor who helps him end his life but the Ministry of Justice argues making such a ruling would change murder laws.

Fergus Walsh reports.

  • 12 Mar 2012
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