The psychologist is part of the Coöperatie Laatste Wil organization, which advocates more liberal legislation and provides advice to people who want to end their lives.
Dutch the psychologist says he has sold “suicide powder” to more than a hundred people.
According to the local newspaper, this is the first time that a party selling a similar medicine has gone public.
Underlying the recognition is van Dijk’s desire to spark a debate around assisted suicide. Van Dijk is part of the Coöperatie Laatste Wil, which advocates more liberal legislation and provides advice to people who want to end their lives.
According to Van Dijk, he has suggested to the people who attended the meetings of the organization that he could sell them the medicine at a dose of 50 euros after the meetings.
“I have carefully provided people who want to maintain control of their own lives with the means to end their lives at a time of their choice in the future,” van Dijk said in an interview.
At the moment Under Dutch law, a doctor can assist in suicide if there is a voluntary and deliberate request and suffering for which there is no prospect of improvement.
If the conditions are not met, suicide aiding can result in up to three years in prison.
However, Van Dijk did not care about the possible imprisonment that could result from recognition.
“I’m aware of the consequences of my story and I don’t care,” van Dijk said.
“I want something to happen.”
Organization has already been under the control of the authorities. According to The Guardian, authorities are investigating allegations that the people who attended the meetings have bought a deadly drug. The organization has denied the allegations.
In July, police arrested another man from the organization on the grounds that he had sold the drug to hundreds of people. Prosecutors say at least six people would have died as a result.
The chairman of the organization, for his part, was arrested for a day in September on suspicion of involvement in a criminal organization.
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