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French mercy killing doctor acquitted after emotional trial

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 15:03

A French doctor whose emotionally charged trial over the deaths of seven terminally-ill patients gripped a country where euthanasia is illegal was acquitted Wednesday to thunderous applause in the courtroom.

TN: Mother seeks daughter’s mercy killing

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 03, 2012, 12:07

In a heart-rending plea to authorities, a middle-aged woman has sought euthanasia for her 14-year-old cerebral palsy-affected daughter.

China: Man jailed for 3 yrs for mercy killing of mother

Last Updated: Thursday, May 31, 2012, 18:38

A Chinese migrant worker has been sentenced to three years in jail for acceding to his paralysed mother`s request for mercy killing.

Cop seeks mercy killing after facing harassment

Last Updated: Friday, May 04, 2012, 13:51

A police constable has sought mercy killing from the President after he was allegedly harassed by senior officers despite being physically unfit.

BJP MP seeks mercy killing over inflation

Last Updated: Monday, June 27, 2011, 15:53

Madhya Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party chief Prabhat Jha on Monday wrote a four-page letter to President Pratibha Patil.

Bihar parents seek mercy killing for two sons

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 09, 2011, 11:57

Asha Devi is aware of the cruel irony. "Mothers seek long lives for their children, but here I am seeking death for my two sons," she says, slumped beside Nitin, 15, and Anshu, 13, who suffer from muscular dystrophy.

Chronology: Aruna Ramachandra Shanbaug

Last Updated: Monday, March 07, 2011, 21:58

Following is the chronology of events relating to the 60-year-old KEM nurse Aruna Ramachandra Shanbaug whose plea for mercy killing was today rejected by the Supreme Court.

Aruna Shanbaug`s colleagues, hospital staff welcome SC ruling

Last Updated: Monday, March 07, 2011, 17:23

There was joy and elation among Aruna Shanbaug`s former colleagues and nurses tending to her after the Supreme Court o Monday dismissed a plea for mercy killing on behalf of the 60-year-old nurse.

SC seeks doctors presence in Euthanasia mercy killing plea

Last Updated: Friday, February 18, 2011, 21:42

The Supreme Court on Friday sought the personal presence of a 3-member team of doctors from Mumbai to assist it on the vexed question of permitting mercy killing of a rape victim virtually brain dead for the last 36 years.

Apex court to examine mercy killing plea

Last Updated: Monday, January 24, 2011, 14:58

The apex court bench of Justices Markandey Katju and Gyan Sudha Misra said there was no law in the country that permits mercy killing and it could not involve itself in judicial murder.

England clarifies law on assisted suicide

Last Updated: Friday, February 26, 2010, 09:29

Prosecutors in England and Wales received fresh guidelines on assisted suicide on Thursday to make it easier for them to decide whether to charge people who have helped sick loved ones to die.

British TV presenter arrested over mercy killing of lover

Last Updated: Thursday, February 18, 2010, 00:16

A veteran British broadcaster was arrested on suspicion of murder after admitting he smothered to death an ex-lover who had AIDS, police said on Wednesday.