UK 'locked-in syndrome' victim awaits verdict

Court to decide whether patient who is fully conscious but can only move his eyes should be allowed to die.

    A man suffering from ‘locked-in syndrome’ will discover if doctors will be allowed to end his life when a UK High Court gives its verdict.

    The family of terminally ill Tony Nicklinson are challenging the British government and asking for assurances that any doctor who gives him a lethal injection is not prosecuted for murder.

    The case has divided both medical and ethical opinion.

    Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports from London.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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