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Confusion threatens to undermine Aung San Suu Kyi visit

There was confusion over Britain’s attempt to reach out to the Burmese government by an invitation from William Hague to president Thein Sein today – even as Aung San Suu Kyi was being given the honour of addressing both houses of parliament, following democratic reform in a country whose military regime has been accused of human rights abuses.

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BHA supports Tony Nicklinson’s legal case for a new approach on assisted dying

Tony Nicklinson, a paralysed man who is campaigning for a doctor to be allowed to lawfully end his life, is having his case heard at the High Court this week. As a result of a stroke in 2005, he suffers from ‘locked-in syndrome’, which means that he is of sound mind, but is paralysed from the neck down and is unable to speak. Mr Nicklinson wants the judges presiding over his case to rule that, if he makes the informed decision to end his life, a doctor will be immune from prosecution if they help him to do so. The British Humanist Association (BHA) supports Mr Nicklinson’s legal case, and in addition to this, would also like to see legislation in Parliament to legalise assisted dying.