Philip Nitschke forced to correct claim father of gassed family bought euthanasia book

Philip Nitschke forced to correct claim father of gassed family bought euthanasia book

Euthanasia campaigner Philip Nitschke has been forced to correct his claim that the father of a family believed to have been gassed to death in their Sydney home had downloaded a copy of a euthanasia handbook from his organisation Exit International’s website.Dr Nitschke initially said that 44-year old Fernando Manrique, originally from Colombia, obtained the handbook, called The Peaceful Pill, which contains a chapter about using carbon monoxide.

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Family found dead were possibly gassed NSW police reveal that Maria Claudia Lutz, Fernando Manrique and their two children may have died after gas was filtered through their Davidson home.

The claim was first reported in The Australian and was picked up by several other media outlets, and Dr Nitschke repeated the information when Fairfax Media initially contacted him in Amsterdam.”We keep a list of who accesses the handbook online so that’s how we knew. I never spoke to them,” he initially said.

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