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Two retired Danish doctors are charged with involvement in active assistance in the event of death. Stock Photography.
A retired Danish surgeon has already been accused of another retired physician for helping a man in his attempt to commit suicide.
In an e-mail to the Danish news agency Ritzau, the surgeon admits that he is now formally accused of involvement in a suicide that was completed in May last year.
According to prosecutors, the surgeon has pressed 100 milligrams of Fenemal medicine to the deceased. The surgeon should also have known that the drug would be used for suicide.
In the second case, from April this year, the surgeon and a retired psychiatrist should have printed drugs for a man who is trying to commit suicide. The man failed when he went the wrong way.
Now the prosecutors complete the suicide attempt with the suicide data. The trial with the two doctors will be tried on 3 September by a court in the city of Svendborg. Prosecutors have demanded prison sentences.
The surgeon is involved in a Danish medical association for active assistance in the event of death. He published a very controversial suicide book on the association's website, but it was removed when a criticism was filed.
The surgeon also said that he helped several people to die by printing drugs for them.