Tuesday, April 2, 2002, Chandigarh, India






National Capital Region--Delhi

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50 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE

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Euthanasia legalised in Netherlands
AMSTERDAM:
Euthanasia became legal in The Netherlands on Monday, a year after Parliament voted to make this the first country to permit mercy killing. Belgium Senators already voted in October favouring a draft law setting conditions under which doctors may help the terminally ill die. Reuters

UK daily scribe freed in Zimbabwe
HARARE:
A journalist working for Britainís Daily Telegraph newspaper was released after being held in jail for five days under new security laws, one of her lawyers said on Monday. Peta Thornycroft, freed after a court order, was accused of publishing false information under a security law that critics say is aimed at stifling criticism of President Robert Mugabe. She was arrested while investigating reports of a campaign of retribution against the opposition MDC. Reuters

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