Public prosecutor investigates euthanasia deaths in the Netherlands

Posted March 12, 2018 8:07 pm by Alex Schadenberg

Public prosecutor investigates euthanasia deaths in the Netherlands

Alex SchadenbergExecutive Director – Euthanasia Prevention CoalitionThe DutchNL news reported that the regional euthanasia review committee’s annual report was released indicating that the number of assisted deaths increased by another 8% to 6585 assisted deaths were reported in 2017.Netherlands euthanasia deaths increase by another 8% in 2017.The DutchNL news, indicated that the number of assisted deaths for dementia or psychiatric reasons also increased in 2017, with 169 people dying by euthanasia for dementia (3 were advanced dementia) and 83 people dying by euthanasia for psychiatric reasons. The report also indicated that there were 4 deaths being investigated by the public

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