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Right-to-die activist Sean Davison, who appeared in court on a murder charge in Capetown, South Africa, on 19 Sept., is being investigated for more cases of assisted suicide.

Davison is currently president of the World Federation of Right to Die Societies which has some 51 affiliates in 28 countries.

Prosecutor Megan Blow asked the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court to postpone the case until November 16 to allow time for more investigations. She said “new information suggests that the accused may have committed murder in a similar fashion on more than one occasion”.

Davison, 57, was charged with the murder in 2013 of a doctor friend, Anrich Burger, who became a quadriplegic after a car crash eight years earlier.

Archbishop Tutu came out with a supportive statement:
“Just as I have argued for compassion and fairness in life, I believe that terminally ill people should be treated with compassion and fairness when it comes to their death,”

Tutu said in a statement after the arrest this week of Sean Davison, who founded DignitySA, a right-to-die group. “This should include affording people who have reached the end-stages of life the right to choose how and when to leave Mother Earth.”

One Response to “Murder charge against right-to-die campaigner”

  1. jameshb says:

    dear mr h
    thanks for your post

    in the past you have been involved in raising funds or donating to help rtd activists facing legal challenges.
    This is a massive and daunting legal challenge of a very noble human being.

    Are the world rtd community going to start up a massive fundraising campaign-possibly crowdfunding too-to contribute towards the considerable legal costs of defending the case later on in the year?

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