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Locked-in sufferer wins the right to have his right to die plea heard in court

Tony Nicklinson, a 57 year old man with “locked-in” syndrome, after a severe stroke seven years ago, has acquired a positive ruling by Mr Justice Charles, to have his case heard by the courts. He was left paralysed below the neck after a stroke seven years ago and can now communicate only by blinking or through limited head movement.

He is seeking the legal right for a doctor to intervene to end his “indignity” and have a “common law defence of necessity” against any murder charge.


(source The Guardian:  Locked-in syndrome sufferer wins high court hearing for his right to die)