Founder of Swiss Assisted Suicide Organization on Trial for Profiteering from His Clients

May 21, 2018

(The Telegraph) – The founder of one of Switzerland’s best known assisted suicide organisations went on trial on Friday on charges of profiteering from patients and exploiting their suffering for his own benefit. Ludwig Minelli, the founder of Dignitas, is accused of arranging the assisted suicide of one German woman because she left the organisation 100,000 Swiss francs (£74,000) in her will. He is also accused of overcharging a mother and daughter by around 11,000 Swiss francs (£8,000) to arrange their suicide.

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