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France: Parents make final stand to save Vincent Lambert from 'disguised euthanasia'03:40

France: Parents make final stand to save Vincent Lambert from 'disguised euthanasia'

France, Reims
May 19, 2019 at 21:58 GMT +00:00 · Published

Dozens of people gathered in front of the University Hospital of Reims on Sunday to protest against the cessation of Vincent Lambert's treatment. Lambert has been in a persistent vegetative condition for ten years, the stop-care procedure was requested in April 2018 and is set to begin on Monday.

Different sides of his family are currently engaged in a legal battle which will decide Lambert's fate.

While visiting her son, Viviane Lambert said that what was happening was "disguised euthanasia" and is supported by Lambert's father, one brother and one sister.

"Of course we still have hope. Look at all these people, our medical officers, our lawyers, who are all great people. We'll fight again," she told reporters.

On the other side, his wife Rachel and his five other siblings support ending his treatment.

The parents' lawyers have since lodged an appeal with the Paris Administrative Court and the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).

France: Parents make final stand to save Vincent Lambert from 'disguised euthanasia'03:40
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Dozens of people gathered in front of the University Hospital of Reims on Sunday to protest against the cessation of Vincent Lambert's treatment. Lambert has been in a persistent vegetative condition for ten years, the stop-care procedure was requested in April 2018 and is set to begin on Monday.

Different sides of his family are currently engaged in a legal battle which will decide Lambert's fate.

While visiting her son, Viviane Lambert said that what was happening was "disguised euthanasia" and is supported by Lambert's father, one brother and one sister.

"Of course we still have hope. Look at all these people, our medical officers, our lawyers, who are all great people. We'll fight again," she told reporters.

On the other side, his wife Rachel and his five other siblings support ending his treatment.

The parents' lawyers have since lodged an appeal with the Paris Administrative Court and the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).

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