The former Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Dries van Agt, along with his wife, died as a result of the euthanasia procedure. 

The Telegraph writes about it. 

Dries van Agt and his wife Eugenia were 93 years old. They were buried together on February 8. 

"He died side by side with his beloved wife Eugenia van Agt-Krekelberg, the support and support he had been with for over 70 years and whom he always called 'my girl,'" the human rights charity he founded, The Rights, said on February 9. Forum. The couple met while they were students in Nijmegen.

Dries and Evgenia van Agt / X (Twitter)

A Dutch Catholic, van Agt was prime minister from 1977 to 1982. He was popular for his humor and participation in the Tour de France bicycle race with cyclists. His political opponents labeled him a "Jesuit" and a "mystic."

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The former Christian Democrat took increasingly left-wing views towards the end of his life, opposing his party's electoral deal with Geert Wilders' Party of Wilders (PVV) in 2010.

Van Agt has been particularly active on the issue of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, writing books on the subject and calling Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a "war criminal" in 2016.


“Double euthanasia”

is a rare phenomenon, but it is increasing in low-income countries that have some of the most liberal euthanasia laws in the world. There were 26 in 2020 and 58 in 2022, out of a total of 9,000 euthanasia cases.

Euthanasia and assisted suicide have been legal in the Netherlands since 2002 under certain conditions.

Josef van der Heyden, a former member of parliament from the van Agt party, and his wife Honni died in a double euthanasia in 2016.