On Tuesday, the Public Prosecution Service demanded a prison sentence of four years for Alex S. He is suspected of supplying several people with a suicide drug, the so-called substance X.
The public prosecutor demanded that sentence on Tuesday before the court in Den Bosch. The Public Prosecution Service states that the Eindhoven resident is guilty of prohibited assisted suicide.
S. supplied deadly capsules to people who requested them over a period of almost three years. The substances he sent by mail are already deadly in very small quantities. In themselves they are not prohibited, because they are intended for other uses.
According to the Public Prosecution Service, the suspect should not have supplied the resources to people who once wanted to use them to end their lives. In addition to the suicide drug, the man also supplied antiemetic medication. That is also not allowed without a permit.
Justice is prosecuting thirty-year-old S. for supplying the drug to at least ten people who actually committed suicide. Those are the cases in which the most evidence is available.
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