Friday 17 September 2021

Man jailed for disturbing euthanasia process

A 28-year-old man has been jailed for 286 days, 240 suspended, for disturbing a planned act of euthanasia because it conflicted with his beliefs.

The man created the disturbance at a nursing home in Waalwijk, upsetting the dying patient and family in the last moments of life, news agency ANP reports. The man also refused to leave when asked to do so.

The judge in the case said he was also concerned about the man’s opposition to abortion. He considers all doctors who help out at abortions should be killed, ANP says.

After serving 46 days in jail, the man must also have treatment for his psychiatric problems, the judge ruled.

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