Belgian twins killed by doctors in unique euthanasia case

IDENTICAL twins were killed by Belgian doctors last month in an unusual mercy killing that put a spotlight on the nation's euthanasia laws.

Marc and Eddy Verbessem, 45, were both born deaf and sought to end their lives after learning they would also imminently go blind.

Having spent their entire lives together, sharing an apartment and working as cobblers, the brothers told doctors they could not bear the thought of not being able to see each other, according to London’s Daily Telegraph.

Euthanasia is legal in Belgium, requiring those who seek it to convince a doctor and judges that they are suffering unbearable pain. The twins’ case was unusual because they were not in physical pain or terminally ill.

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