3D-printed coffin-like 'suicide capsules' are legalised in Switzerland 

3D-printed coffin-like 'suicide capsules' are legalised in Switzerland 
3D-printed coffin-like 'suicide capsules' are legalised in Switzerland 
3D-printed coffin-like ‘suicide capsules’ that can be ‘towed anywhere for death’ are legalised in Switzerland New suicide pods have been given green light by Switzerland's medical board Dr Philip Nitschke, known as Dr Death, designed the pods for assisted suicide  He says key selling point is pods can be transported to an 'idyllic outdoor setting' Around 1,300 people used euthanasia organisations in Switzerland last year

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Switzerland has legalised 3D-printed coffin-like 'suicide capsules' that can be 'towed anywhere for death'.

The country's medical review board has given the green light for use of Sarco Suicide Pods, which have been designed for use in assisted suicide and can be operated by users inside.

Assisted suicide with unselfish motives has been legal in Switzerland since 1942, with around 1,300 people using the services of euthanasia organisations in 2020 alone.

The new Sarco pods, short for sarcophagus, have been developed by Exit International, a non-profit firm that has advocated for the legalisation of voluntary euthanasia and assisted suicide.

Developer of the pods and Exit International founder Dr Philip Nitschke, known as Dr Death due to his euthanasia activism, told SwissInfo.ch the machines can be 'towed anywhere for the death'.

A picture of the Sarco Suicide Pod, which can be operated internally and works by reducing oxygen levels

A picture of the Sarco Suicide Pod, which can be operated internally and works by reducing oxygen levels

Australian euthanasia activist Dr Philip Nitschke (pictured) invented the 3D-printed Sarco suicide pods

Australian euthanasia activist Dr Philip Nitschke (pictured) invented the 3D-printed Sarco suicide pods

Dr Nitschke also claimed one of the main selling points of the pods are that they can be transported to an 'idyllic outdoor setting'.

He said: 'We want to remove any kind of psychiatric review from the

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