Stroke victim turns to Twitter to help speak his mind

Tony Nicklinson recently turned to Twitter so he could tell people why he wants a doctor to end his life.

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Hello world. I am tony nicklinson, I have locked-in syndrome and this is my first ever tweet. #tony

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Read yesterday that the BMA has recommended it change its stance on assisted dying from anti- to neutral. One small step for a man...?#tony

However many of Tony's followers are trying to persuade him his life is worth keeping.

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People want to know if I will change my mind because of Twitter. Let's hear the judgement first and maybe I'll tell you.#tony

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Right-to-die High Court plea

A man suffering from "locked-in" syndrome who says his life is "undignified and intolerable" is taking his right-to-die plea to the High Court. Tony Nicklinson suffered a stroke in 2005 that left him paralysed below the neck and unable to speak.