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Euthanasia activist Alain Cocq died by assisted suicide in Switzerland


Alain Cocq, 58, suffering from an incurable disease and who had made two health and hunger strikes in 2020 to demand the right to

He left "with dignity", as he wished.

Alain Cocq, suffering from an incurable disease at 58 years old and militant of the dignified end of life, died Tuesday morning in Switzerland by assisted suicide, announced his entourage.

"I would like to inform you, hereby, of my death with dignity, in the context of an assisted suicide procedure in Switzerland", writes Alain Cocq in an open letter addressed to the President of the Republic, to the government and to the parliamentarians, and disseminated by its supporters.

Two hunger and care strikes

The fiftieth birthday had two health and hunger strikes in 2020 to demand the right to euthanasia.

Imploring "an injection of barbiturates on a compassionate basis", this inhabitant of Dijon had stopped taking care of himself and eating.

But without the care, the pain was too much.

He had filmed his agony live.


Alain films his end of life live to warn about "the right to choose his death"

On the video of his Facebook account, where he was lying on his bed in Dijon, he had expressed his suffering, undeniable. “Little by little all the organs will be affected. Every two to three seconds, electric shocks throw me. I'm on maximum morphine… my intestines empty into a pocket. I'm stuffed like a goose, with a pipe in my stomach. If it's to look at the ceiling like a jerk, to wait for it to pass, no. "

Source: leparis

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