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Old 10.07.2019, 19:56
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Re: EXIT would you consider being a member?

In 2016, a 66-year-old psychiatric patient, suffering greatly, chose to end her life. She appealed to Exit for help.

Exit has very strict rules, one of which is that a psychiatrically ill person wishing to end their lives must always be assessed by an independent psychiatrist, who should determine whether or not the person really can make a clear judgment on death. This particular patient said she couldn’t face any further psychiatric examinations, so Exit turned her away.

She then appealed to a Basel doctor Erika Preisig who used to work for Dignitas and who later founded her own right-to-die organisation called Lifecircle / Eternal Spirit. Dr Preisig provided fatal medication to the patient – without first requiring of her to submit to a psychiatric assessment. The patient ended her life.

The doctor was charged with culpable homicide.
The court has now (July 2019) acquitted Dr Preisig of this charge, although it found her guilty of contravening the law on how to deal with medication. She was given a suspended sentence of 15 months, and fined Fr. 20’000, and subjected to a 4-year ban on her in assisting any psychiatric patients to end their lives.
https://www.msn.com/de-ch/nachrichte...cid=spartanntp

EDIT:
Both the prosecutor and the defendent have announced that they will appeal against the result. Dr Preisig aims to be found not-guilty of the charge of wrongly dealing with medicines, and/or to have the 15-month suspended sentence dropped. The prosecutor finds that the Court ought to have pushed through a judgment for homicide.

However, this will take some time to trundle along. Neither side can proceed until the judgment is in writing, and this can take weeks or months.
https://www.bzbasel.ch/basel/baselbi...iter-134728117
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