Evelyn Martens of the Right-to-Die Network of Canada was arrested on Vancouver Island in June 2002 and charged with aiding an counselling the suicides of two terminally ill individuals. One year later, after a long preliminary hearing process, the judge announced that the case will proceed to trial. The trial is expected to begin in September 2004.
Friends of Evelyn Martens are asking for financial support to help offset Evelyn’s legal costs. To lend your financial support, you can give online at www.evelynmartens.ca. Alternatively, cheques made payable to “Evelyn Martens Defence Fund” may be mailed directly to the Evelyn Martens Defence Fund, c/o 145 Macdonnell Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5R 2A4.