Disabled man's right-to-die plea

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A severely disabled 57-year-old man is to ask a High Court judge to allow a doctor to "lawfully" end his life, solicitors said yesterday.

Lawyers want a ruling that a doctor can end Tony Nicklinson's "indignity". Mr Nicklinson, from Melksham, Wiltshire, had a stroke in 2005 and was left with "locked-in syndrome". He cannot move but has communicated his wish to die through his eye-blink computer.

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