A request by a convict behind bars for life is testing Switzerland's support for assisted suicide, raising complex questions over whether ill prisoners can seek help to end their own lives.
The unprecedented case has exposed a legal vacuum in the country which has long been at the forefront of the global right-to-die debate. An official decision is due in the coming months.
"It is natural that one would rather commit suicide than be buried alive for years to come," prisoner Peter Vogt said, in a written response to questions submitted by the French Press Agency (AFP).
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