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'Locked-in' man Tony Nicklinson loses his right-to-die.

Video clip reports the courts acknowledgement that Tony Nicklinson has the right to challenge the present UK law regarding an individuals right to die in March 2012. Today he lost that case.



Locked-in' campaigner Tony Nicklinson broke down in tears as judges refused his landmark right-to-die case today.

Three judges sitting in London unanimously agreed that it would be wrong for
the court to depart from the long-established legal position that
"voluntary euthanasia is murder, however understandable the motives may
be".




Tony Nicklinson, who has locked in syndrome, breaks down and cries as he hears the result from the High Court (Picture: …


They said doctors and solicitors who aided another person's suicide were "at real risk of prosecution".

They described Mr Nicklinson's case as 'deeply moving and tragic' but ruled the current law did not breach human rights.

Mr Nicklinson, from Melksham, Wiltshire, suffered a catastrophic stroke which left paralysed in 2005.

Speaking through his computer - which is controlled by blinking and head
movements - the father-of-two, 58, vowed to appeal the decision.

He said: "Judges, like politicians, are happiest when they can avoid
confronting the real issues and this judgement is no exception to the
rule.

"I believe that the legal team acting on my behalf are
prepared to go all the way on this but unfortunately for me it means yet
another period of physical discomfort, misery and mental anguish while
we find out who controls my life, me or the state."

Wife Jane, 56, who cares full-time for her husband, added: "The judgement is
incredibly one-sided, the only points they seem to have considered are
the points put forward by the opposition.

"We have been told we have grounds for an appeal. It just seems that all the points we put forward have really been ignored.

"You can see Tony is absolutely heartbroken. We always knew it was a big ask
but we always hoped that the judges would see sense but quite clearly
they haven't.

"The next step will be that we will appeal. Hopefully we will get a hearing by Christmas. It is just more waiting for Tony.

"Tony either has to carry on living like this, or he dies of natural causes or by starving himself.

"We could go to Switzerland but it is very expensive and he doesn't see why
the hell he has to go to another country to die in an industrial
estate."



By Simon Garner
Yahoo! News


Added: Aug-16-2012 Occurred On: Aug-16-2012
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  • Fucking disgusting ruling. Who the fuck do they think they are.

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  • Life would be hell like that. If he wants to end his life, what's so wrong with it. He obviously can't do it himself. He has no cure. Life won't get better.

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  • fucking politicians dont get it. i wonder what those judges would say if they ended up like that.

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  • I think all the judges should be locked in a small box until they change their minds.

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  • If he was that keen to die he could go to Switzerland where it's legal. Very sad state to be in. I think I would of preferred to die of a stroke than end up like that.

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  • I just heard his wife interviewed on the radio.. and you could here this guy sobbing in the background.

    Tragic tale.. and if he was an animal, we'd be allowed to have him killed.. with mercy.

    Time to show our fellow man the same mercy.


    Tragic.. and he is going to appeal.. so I gather.


    Here's hoping for him, and his family.

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  • that is just FUCKED UP!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • If I had won that £140 million on the lottery last week I' d have offered to pay for him to go to Switzerland if he really wanted to.....why can't each individual control their own destiny? It should actually be easier for people like him to end it if that's what they truly want.

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    • @fido321 You could rig a device into the computer he uses to communicate that would trigger an actuator that administers the poison or something. They make electric wheelchairs that you can drive around just by blowing into a tube. Something could be done that would let him do it himself.

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  • Very sad.

    God speed Tony.

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  • First, I would help him pass. Then, there would be a huge fire while I was away for a bit.

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  • Take him up in the mountains, park his wheel chair near a cliff. Run a string from the brake lever on the wheel chair to his head. Tell him if he moves his head backwards, it will release the brake. Step back and tell him goodbye. Problem solved.

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    • @dirtbiker201 Nope, knowing your justice system, a person delivering him onto the spot and setting up this mechanism will likely be charged with murder.

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  • People everywhere should have the right to end their own life when they wish to. The poor guy wants to go, let him end his suffering. This needs to be allowed in EVERY COUNTRY. This tugs your heart strings.....

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  • All you need is an exit bag, hose and canister of helium and no suffering after 3-5 minutes. Nitrogen is also an option. The person will just pass out and be dead without a mess. God bless him and hopefully he'll get what he wants. All can be purchased on Amazon.com. We wouldn't let our pets suffer and religion shouldn't play a part in a persons decision to end suffering in their lives but I guess that depends on your beliefs.

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  • at times I wonder why humans even fucking exist on this planet we are so fucked up its frustrating that a few decide and decline what the majority want

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