- Nov 25, 2008
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A top German court has ruled that it is not a criminal offence to cut off the life support of a dying person if that person has given their consent.
The Federal Court of Justice acquitted a lawyer who had advised the daughter of a comatose woman to cut off her feeding tube.
Earlier the patient had expressed her wish not to be kept alive artificially.
BBC News - German court legalises euthanasia with patient consent