In March 2021, Spain became the fourth European country to permit assisted suicide and euthanasia.
“Spain allows man to be euthanized ahead of trial for attempted murder”
(Washington Post — August 25, 2022)
Authorities in Spain euthanized a man on Tuesday who faced trial for shooting and wounding three people at his former workplace, as well as a police officer, drawing criticism from victims who said he should not be helped to die before going to court.
The unprecedented case has cast light on Spain’s controversial euthanasia law, which allows patients suffering from chronic pain to undergo assisted suicide, regardless of their legal standing, according to court documents.