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BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 27 May 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3527

Doctor will not face charges in UK: The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that a German court was correct not to extradite Daniel Ubani, a locum doctor who gave a patient, David Gray, a lethal dose of the drug diamorphine instead of pethidine. The patient’s family argued that criminal proceedings in Ubani’s home country were inadequate and that he should face a UK court. Gray’s sons, one of whom is a GP, said they had not been sufficiently involved in the criminal proceedings in Germany. The family can appeal.

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