At noon on Tuesday, and finished it in a 64-year-old man, his life, surrounded by his children and their exhustru.
on 5 July, he would have gone to Switzerland and to the organisation Dignitas clinic. There, he would have been given medical advice to end his own life after years of suffering of the musculoskeletal disease (ALS).
However, covid-19 to put an end to the journey.
" It was like a deck of cards in which 51 of the card has been left holding the baby. So it turns out that, while it is the 52nd card was left holding the baby, and when I was hoping that there was a new king, " the man said to the dagens nyheter, the newspaper went to see him the day before he took his own life.
the Doctor also decided to assist
Mr Smith, a 77-year-old medical doctor and professor emeritus of International health at the Karolinska institute, and decided to help him to get to the end of it, he wanted to.
"I got in touch with him and had explained the critical nature for me," says Smith.
He is also the president of the national society of the Right to a dignified death, which is suicide, and is a frequent commentator on the subject.
" It is an offence for a medical practitioner to carry out a dödshjälpshandling in accordance with Swedish law, but, on the other hand, I have to provide him with medicine, which I know is used by Dignitas.in the face of her doctor in
Now Mr Smith reported herself to the police – classification of the crime, is an accomplice to a manslaughter, and at risk of their doctor.
" I'm 77 years old, so my identification is more as a piece of paper. It had been hard if I failed, man. I would hope that our politicians, for once, not to sweep the issue under the carpet. For me, it's a human right for a very sick person to be able to choose their death, " explains Mr Smith.
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