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Euthanasia doctor questioned over suicide pact

EUTHANASIA campaigner Dr Philip Nitschke says has been questioned over the deaths of two Melbourne women in an apparent assisted suicide pact.

Val Seeger, 75, an Alzheimer's sufferer, and her friend, 66-year-old Dr Claire Parsons, died at their Viewbank home in March this year.

Dr Nitschke said the pair were members of the pro-euthanasia group, Exit International, of which he is director.

He said Ms Seeger, a former nurse, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease a year ago, while Dr Parsons, a medical anthropologist, was in good health.

Dr Nitschke released a letter, purportedly written by Dr Parsons, detailing the women's wish to die together.

More on this at ABC News


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