Vincent Lambert in hospital bed
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French Lambert right-to-life video sparks controversy

Campaigners fighting a decision to take a paralysed man off life support have sparked controversy in France by releasing a video of him in hospital.

They say it shows Vincent Lambert reacting to family members after a court ruled that his care could end.

Doctors have condemned the footage, saying it does not contradict his diagnosis. Mr Lambert, 39, has been in a vegetative state for seven years.

Published by a self-titled 'support group' on YouTube and a conservative Christian website, it shows Mr Vincent moving his eyes and mouth as his mother speaks to him on a mobile phone and when his brother visits him in person.

His family have been split over whether he should be kept alive.

  • 10 Jun 2015