Switzerland Grapples with Assisted Suicide for Prisoners

January 7, 2020

(Yahoo! News) – A request by a convict behind bars for life is testing Switzerland’s support for assisted suicide, raising complex questions over whether ill prisoners can seek help to end their own lives. The unprecedented case has exposed a legal vacuum in the country which has long been at the forefront of the global right-to-die debate and an official decision is due in the coming months.