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United Kingdom: Archie, 12, brain dead, at the center of a conflict between his family and justice


The London Supreme Court has ruled. "It's in Archie's interest not to keep him alive." But Archie Battersbee, 12, is in

Archie, a 12-year-old Briton, is in a deep coma, a state of brain death from which he will never come out.

He was found on April 7, unconscious, in the family home in Southend-on-Sea in Essex, most likely a victim of the "blackout challenge", the English name translated into French as "the headscarf game", which a sometimes deadly challenge of holding your breath until you pass out.

His mother thinks he participated in an online social media game.

Archie was found with a cord wrapped around his neck.

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Source: leparis

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