First Colombian with Non-terminal Illness Dies Legally by Euthanasia

Victor Escobar, 60, who suffered from an end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and became the first person in Colombia to undergo euthanasia for a non-terminal disease, sits on the sofa in his home in Cali, Colombia October 19, 2021. Picture taken October 19, 2021. REUTERS/Edwin Rodriguez Pipicano

Colombian Victor Escobar became the first person in the Andean country with a non-terminal illness to die by legally regulated euthanasia late on Friday, his lawyer Luis Giraldo confirmed.

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SOURCE: Reuters – Reporting by Oliver Griffin and Luis Jaime Acosta Editing by Mark Potter