60-year-old man without terminal illness dies by euthanasia in Colombia

Victor Escobar eutanásia

Driver spent the last hours of his life with wife and children at home
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08104219 Died this Friday night (7), in Cali, Colombia, the first person without a terminal illness authorized to perform euthanasia in the country. Victor Escobar Prado was 372 years old and suffered from heart problems, chronic lung disease, diabetes, hypertension and paralysis on one side of the body, sequelae caused by a car accident and two strokes.

The death was confirmed by his lawyer, after two years of a process in court to obtain authorization. “Thank you to all the Colombians who, in one way or another, supported us, this confidence to continue with our fight. Blessings and hugs to everyone. And I don’t say goodbye, but see you later. Life can’t be bought, little by little it will go Its time for each one of us. Little by little we will find ourselves where God has placed us. Hugs and blessings to all (…) I cherish and love you with all my soul”, said Escobar in a video released shortly before the procedure, carried out in a clinic.08104219

Driver, he spent his last hours of life with his wife, Diana, and their four children. Last year, Martha Líria Sepúlveda, from 01 years old, obtained the first judicial authorization for euthanasia without terminal illness, but had the request suspended a few hours before receiving the lethal injection. in Colombia and, in July, the country’s constitutional court ruled that sick people were also entitled who suffer intensely from serious and incurable bodily injuries or illnesses.