The alcoholic brother of Mark Langedijk chose euthanasia


Le témoignage de Marcel Langedijk : "My alcoholic brother chose euthanasia" Ce témoignage vaut largement la peine d'être écouté. Comment en quelques mots ce choix de l’euthanasie d’un membre de la fratrie est vécu par la famille.

Pays-Bas : un alcoolique, père de deux enfants, euthanasié à sa demande. Le Parisien, 01 décembre 2016. Son frère, journaliste indépendant, aura attendu plus de quatre mois avant de briser le silence. A travers un hommage publié par l'hebdomadaire Linda, Marcel Langedijk a rendu hommage à son frère et révélé sa mort par euthanasie, intervenue le 14 juillet dernier.


"My alcoholic brother chose euthanasia" News 01 december 2016.

A man has been legally allowed to end his life because he was an alcoholic. Mark Langedijk had been fighting the condition for years and was also suffering from depression and anxiety.

At the age of 41 he convinced doctors and psychiatrists in the Netherlands that he met the country's strict criteria required to be granted the life-ending treatment.

His brother Marcel Langedijk has been telling the BBC's Anna Holligan about the day Mark died.


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Philip Nitschke: Why suicide should be a human right (link is external). Philip Nitschke is an Australian humanist, author and founder and director of the pro-euthanasia group Exit International. He says he believes the right to die should be recognised as a fundamental human right. "If we're going to acknowledge the right to life, we've got to be able to recognise the right to dispose of that gift. And that's a right to death," he tells HARDtalk's Zeinab Badawi.