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Right-to-Die Appeal

A judgement is expected at the High Court today on a Wiltshire man's right-to-die appeal. Tony Nicklinson from Melksham has suffered from locked-in syndrome since having a stroke 2005.

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Tony Nicklinson: Judges decision means more "misery and mental anguish"

Tony Nicklinson has given a statement via his Twitter account - @TonyNicklinson - following the decision at the High Court against his right-to-die appeal.

Mr. Nicklinson wants a doctor to be able to take his life without fear of prosecution.

It's not the result I was hoping for but it isn't entirely unexpected. Judges, like politicians, are happiest when they can avoid confronting the real issues and this judgement is not an exception to the rule. I believe the legal team acting on my behalf is prepared to go all the way with this but unfortunately for me it means yet another period of physical discomfort, misery and mental anguish while we find out who controls my life - me or the state

– Tony Nicklinson on Twitter @TonyNicklinson

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