South Africa Euthanasia Activist Convicted of Murder

June 19, 2019

(BBC) – South Africa’s leading pro-euthanasia activist is to serve three years under house arrest after he was found guilty of premeditated murder for helping three people to kill themselves. Sean Davison was arrested in September last year in connection with the death of his friend in 2013, who had become a quadriplegic after a car accident. He was given a sentence of eight years in total, five of which are suspended. Assisted suicide and euthanasia are illegal in South Africa.