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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Wiltshire man loses right-to-die case

Tony Nicklinson from Melksham in Wiltshire has lost his high court battle to end his life when he chooses with the help of a doctor.

The judges unanimously agreed that "voluntary euthanasia is murder, however understandable the motives may be."

Mr Nicklinson has suffered from 'locked-in' syndrome since he had a stroke in 2005. A second sufferer of the syndrome, who cannot be identified, has also lost his legal challenge.

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