Dutch doctor acquitted in dementia euthanasia case

The trial was seen as a test for the legal boundaries

A Dutch doctor has been acquitted of all charges for the euthanasia of an elderly patient with dementia.

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Judges at the Hague District Court found that the patient had expressly requested euthanasia at an earlier stage in her disease, and the doctor had acted carefully on the basis of her will and in accordance with the law in the case, consulting other doctors and the patient's family.

The case was seen as a test for the legal boundaries of euthanasia cases in the Netherlands, where assisted suicide and mercy killing are&nbsp

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