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Dutch GP in euthanasia case will not go to prison

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 19 April 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1145
  1. Tony Sheldon
  1. Utrecht

    A Dutch court has rejected demands by the public prosecutor for a one year prison sentence for premeditated murder against a Frisian general practitioner, Dr Sippe Schat. Instead Dr Schat was found guilty of the lesser charge of euthanasia and of depriving his patient of life at her request and was given a six month suspended prison sentence.

    Dr Schat was originally charged with murder and held on …

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