Challenge of a third man to also be heard today

A challenge by a third man, whose case was rejected at the High Court on the same day as Mr Nicklinson's, will also be heard today.

The locked-in syndrome sufferer, who cannot be identified for legal reasons but is referred to as "Martin", suffered a massive stroke in August 2008.

He is unable to speak and virtually unable to move, describing his life as "undignified, distressing and intolerable", and wants to be allowed a "dignified suicide".

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Nicklinson right-to-die appeal

The Lord Chief Justice, Lord Judge, and two other judges in the Court of Appeal, will hear challenges brought by the family of the late Tony Nicklinson and paralysed Paul Lamb in cases against the Justice Secretary.