GP on trial in Belgium's first euthanasia case

Three doctors accused of murder over 'amateurish' procedure on 38-year-old woman

A GP and two other Belgian doctors face trial for murder for helping a woman end her life, in the country's first criminal case concerning euthanasia.


The doctors, whose names have not been made public, are accused of unlawfully poisoning 38-year-old Tine Nys on 27 April 2010.

Prosecutors say Ms Nys did not fulfil the conditions under Belgian law to be euthanised.

The doctors are the first to go on trial for euthanasia in Belgium since the country legalised the practice in 2002.

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