Frank Van Den Bleeken wants to end years of mental anguish
Will commit medically assisted suicide at jail in Bruges this week
It comes 12 years after Belgium’s euthanasia law was introduced
A rapist and murderer is to be put to death in Belgium, despite the EU ban on the death penalty, after a court granted him the right to euthanasia.
Frank Van Den Bleeken argued that he had no prospect of release because he cannot overcome his violent sexual impulses and wants to end years of mental anguish.
Van Den Bleeken, 51, will commit medically assisted suicide at a prison in Bruges this week. [Full text]