26 Nov Doctors who certified a woman as autistic so she could get a lethal injection face jail under euthanasia laws
Three doctors who certified a woman as autistic so that she could die by euthanasia are set to go on trial in Belgium.
The sisters of Tine Nys told investigators that her suffering was caused instead by a broken heart after a failed relationship, and that she had falsely claimed to be autistic to two doctors and a psychiatrist.
She had told them her suffering was ‘unbearable and incurable’ so that she could qualify for euthanasia under Belgian law.
Ms Nys was given a lethal injection in April 2010, just two months after her diagnosis of autism, and died aged 38. Her sisters and her parents were at her bedside.