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Retired college lecturer Noel Conway, 67, suffers from motor neurone diseaseSky News
Noel Conway, who has motor neurone disease and is not expected to live longer than another nine months, is to challenge the law against assisted dying in London today.
Conway, 67, a retired college lecturer, wants to be allowed to choose to end his life with assistance when he is in his last six months.
He is seeking a declaration that the Suicide Act 1961 is incompatible with European laws on respect for private and family life, and protection from discrimination.
The Suicide Act decriminalised prosecution of those who try and fail to kill themselves but also created a new offence of ‘complicity in suicide’, meaning that anyone who assists a suicide or suicide attempt faces up to 14 years in jail.
The week-long hearing will be marked by protests from Christian campaigners who believe that to allow assistedpost was originally published on this site