Doctors acquitted over euthanasia 'murder' in Brussels

A GP was among three doctors cleared in Belgium's first euthanasia trial

A Belgian court on Friday cleared three doctors accused of murder for helping a woman end her life, in the country's first criminal case concerning euthanasia.


The doctors were accused of unlawfully poisoning 38-year-old Tine Nys in April 2010 because she did not fulfil the conditions to be euthanised. They were the first doctors to go on trial for euthanasia in Belgium since it legalised the practice in 2002.

A 12-member jury returned to deliver their