The Ombudsman supported the euthanasia of terminally ill in Russia


The Commissioner for human rights in Russia Tatiana Moskalkova during a meeting with students of the law faculty of Moscow state University on Friday called for the application of euthanasia the consent of the relatives of a terminally ill patient, reports “RIA Novosti”.

“I think it’s very humane, if the person wants to die and his life has no chance of living if he is suffering, and if his friends and relatives here in the harmony of came to the conclusion to end the suffering,” said Moskalkova, answering a question of students on the legalization of euthanasia.

She stressed, however, that this is her personal point of view. “I’m just here not as a Commissioner but as a person Moskalkova Tatiana Nikolaevna, supported the idea of granting such rights,” she added.

In Russia, euthanasia is prohibited by the law on fundamentals of protection of citizens ‘ health. Euthanasia is allowed in Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and Colombia. Suicide with medical assistance legal in Switzerland, Germany, Japan, Canada and six States (Vermont, Washington, California, Montana, new Mexico and Oregon).

Tatyana Moskalkova, was appointed Commissioner on human rights in April 2016, after the transition of Ella Pamfilova to the CEC. Before Moskalkova was a Deputy of the state Duma from fraction “Fair Russia” and Deputy Chairman of the Committee on CIS Affairs. Previously, she held senior positions in the legal Department of the Ministry of internal Affairs, where he was promoted to major General.

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