By Alex Schadenberg, International Chair - Euthanasia Prevention Coalition
Criminal trespassing charges filed by Ludwig Minelli, the founder and operator of the Dignitas assisted suicide clinic against a Swiss forensic medical team was rejected by the Swiss Federal Court.
According to the Swiss media:
The court decided that there would be no criminal proceedings against seven members of canton Zurich’s prosecution, police and forensic medicine teams. In August 2012, they were called to a house in Pfäffikon for a legal inspection involving a person who had committed assisted suicide. In another room, they noticed a second person who was not dying as expected but gasping for air.
The civil servants decided to take the 67-year-old woman ... to the hospital, where she received painkillers and died the same day. The government employees stayed at the house owned by Dignitas until the paramedics arrived.