Former Dutch Prime Minister Dries van Agt died at the age of 93 at his home in Nijmegen, Dutch media reported, quoted by BTA.

On behalf of his family, the Forum for Rights institute founded by the former prime minister specified that he died on Monday.

Van Agt and his 93-year-old wife, Eugenie van Agt-Krekelberg, died together, possibly after euthanasia, which is allowed in the Netherlands under certain circumstances. They were together for more than 70 years.

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Van Agt has been in poor health since suffering a stroke in 2019. Only their relatives attended the funeral of the two.

Van Agt is a Christian Democrat and was the head of the executive power in the Netherlands from 1977 to 1982. He is also a long-time minister of justice.

The former prime minister has campaigned for Palestinian rights for many years and founded the Institute for Rights Forum to support the cause. In recent years, he has been a vocal critic of his party's policy on Israel and left it in 2021.

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte paid tribute to Van Agt and said he had given Dutch politics color and substance. Other politicians also honored his services to the country.

L'ex prime minister olandese Dries van Agt e sua moglie Eugenie hanno posto fine alla loro vita con l'eutanasia pic.twitter.com/NxI9yw30Ne

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