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Belgian murderer to be euthanised over prison suffering

1 September 2014

Frank Van Den Bleeken is a serial murderer and rapist

Frank Van Den Bleeken, a serial murderer and rapist in Bruges, Belgium, has been granted permission to commit suicide with the assistance of doctors.

According to his lawyer, Mr Van Den Bleeken has expressed that he can "no longer accept the pain". According to Belgian law, those who wish to commit suicide in this manner must repeatedly express a "voluntary and well-considered" wish to die.

Earlier this year, Belgium also legalised assisted suicide for children. [Mail, 16 September]

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