[Right_to_die] U K euthanasia campaigner goes on hunger strike
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Sun May 11 10:04:26 PDT 2008
The Hucknall Dispatch in England reported 9 May 08:-
Euthanasia campaigner in UK starts hunger strike
CAMPAIGNING former Hucknall man Bill Starr begins a hunger strike next
Tuesday – and he says he is determined to keep it up "for as long as it
Bill's wife, Maureen, who suffered from Alzheimer's disease and was a
resident of Lowmoor Nursing Home at Kirkby-in-Ashfield, died last
December at the age of 64.
Now Bill (77) is protesting against the "so-called care system of
Britain" at homes for the elderly mentally ill.
He claims that Maureen was trapped in a "living hell" and he adds: "I
hope her suffering will not be in vain because the general public
chooses to remain mute."
Bill, formerly of Curtis Street in Hucknall and an ex-Newstead Colliery
miner, says: "I have nothing left in my life without Maureen and I am
not scared of dying."
In January last year, the Dispatch exclusively reported that Bill went
to Lowmoor with the aim of killing Maureen.
He then found himself banned by Notts County Council and Nottingham City
Council from seeing his wife without supervision.
He has since launched a campaign for legalised voluntary euthanasia,
even writing to the Queen.
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