Tony Nicklinson with his wife
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Tony Nicklinson loses High Court right-to-die case

A man paralysed from the neck down has lost his High Court case to allow doctors to end his life without fear of prosecution.

Tony Nicklinson, 58, from Melksham, Wiltshire, communicates by blinking and has described his life as a "living nightmare" since a stroke in 2005.

Mr Nicklinson and his wife said they would be appealing against the decision.

  • 16 Aug 2012
  • From the section UK