Yuri Hayashi died at her home in Kyoto after reportedly being injected with a lethal amount of a sedative. Photo: DPA Yuri Hayashi died at her home in Kyoto after reportedly being injected with a lethal amount of a sedative. Photo: DPA
Yuri Hayashi died at her home in Kyoto after reportedly being injected with a lethal amount of a sedative. Photo: DPA
Japan

In Japan, doctors’ arrests for assisted suicide of Yuri Hayashi spark calls for euthanasia debate

  • Yuri Hayashi, 51, had a neurological disease that effectively left her unable to move without help. She had repeatedly expressed her wish to die
  • But under Japanese law neither euthanasia nor the legalities of withholding treatment that would otherwise prolong a person’s life are clearly defined

Topic |   Japan
Yuri Hayashi died at her home in Kyoto after reportedly being injected with a lethal amount of a sedative. Photo: DPA Yuri Hayashi died at her home in Kyoto after reportedly being injected with a lethal amount of a sedative. Photo: DPA
Yuri Hayashi died at her home in Kyoto after reportedly being injected with a lethal amount of a sedative. Photo: DPA
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