PAS: Parents of Daniel James will not be prosecuted

The parents of the paralysed man who obtained assisted suicide in Switzerland (see earlier post here) will not be prosecuted. The Director of Public Prosecutions stated that there was ‘sufficient evidence’ to support a prosecution, but that such a prosecution would not be in the public interest. Frances Gibb has written about this case in the Times today. The BBC News article is here. The case was discussed on the World at One on Radio 4 today.

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3 Responses to PAS: Parents of Daniel James will not be prosecuted

  1. […] year, Dignitas assisted in the suicide of Daniel James, who was paralysed but not terminally […]

  2. […] illness’, which would cover Debbie Purdy’s case. But it would not include the case of Daniel James, which was discussed extensively by the House of Lords. Only Oregon among jurisdictions in which […]

  3. […] British persons who have recently obtained assisted suicide in Switzerland from doing so, including Daniel James and Sir Edward Thomas […]

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