ALS Assisted Dying Disability Japan

Two doctors arrested over suspicion of assisting the suicide of Kyoto based ALS patient

Interviews with investigators revealed that the police arrested two doctors in Miyagi prefecture and Tokyo on suspicion of murder. Interviews with investigators revealed that they had arrest warrants for two doctors.

By Barrier Free Japan extracts translated by NHK

July 23 2020

KYOTO – A female patient with an intractable disease, ALS, in which muscles become gradually immobile. Is thought to have requested a drug and returned home to Kyoto city to administer it, ending her life. Interviews with investigators revealed that the police arrested two doctors in Miyagi prefecture and Tokyo on suspicion of murder. Interviews with investigators revealed that they had arrest warrants for two doctors.

The police will listen to the situation from the two people and will arrest them as soon as the suspicion has been confirmed.

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