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German Right to Die campaigner attacked

Elke Baezner, president of the German Right to Die Soceity DGHS, has been attacked when in a meeting. The attacker threw butter acid at her and a colleague, causing skin and eye injuries. After treatment in hospital she could go home to recover. She said: “..a bottle of Butter Acid, even if it burns terribly, is not enough to intimidate me. More than ever before I am decided to defend our right for a Self Chosen Death”.  Read the DGHS press statement (German) here.

ADMD France:  “Nous sommes indignés par cette manière de procéder et nous voulons exprimer notre solidarité pour Elke et notre indignation qu’on réponde par la violence à un débat citoyen sur les libertés individuelles”.

Faye Girsh, WFRtDS President: ” … a reactionary, intolerant, dangerous attack. We wish for her recovery…”