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Dutch GP on murder charge over euthanasia claim

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7039.1116a (Published 04 May 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1116
  1. Tony Sheldon

    A Dutch general practitioner is being held in police custody on a murder charge after it was alleged that he failed to meet the Netherlands' comprehensive guidelines on euthanasia. The doctor has been held since 19 April while investigations take place.

    An application by his lawyer for his release on the grounds that he is fully cooperating with the police investigation has been rejected. It is extremely rare for doctors to be held in custody in Dutch …

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