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Police raids on elderly makes UK headlines

26 Oct 2016 2:15 PM | Philip Patston (Administrator)

The Guardian has published an article about Exit International, the pro-euthanasia group in New Zealand, which is seeking legal advice after its elderly members were targeted by police who allegedly set up a roadblock to attain information on them.

'In an email to the Guardian, the group’s Australian director Philip Nitschke said it was seeking legal advice on mounting a case against New Zealand police regarding the “abuse of their powers over the use of roadblocks”,' the article says.

It quotes Maryan Street, president of the New Zealand Voluntary Euthanasia Society, as saying, 'the police’s recent investigations appeared to be politically motivated.

'“If they [police] have charges to bring, let them do so in a proper manner,” Street said in a statement.'

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