Davison to campaign for euthanasia

2012-05-03 10:31
Cape Town - It was an emotional moment when Professor Sean Davison, recently released from house arrest New Zealand, finally arrived back home in South Africa on Wednesday.

His son, Flynn, 3, was clearly excited as he waited for his father to come out the terminal at Cape Town International Airport, yelling “Papa, Papa!”, the Times reported.

Davison’s partner, Raine Pan, held their other son Finnian, who turns 2 on Thursday.

Davison was convicted in New Zealand of helping his terminally ill mother commit suicide. He served five months under house arrest.

Flynn last saw his father before he left for New Zealand in October last year to stand trial.

He ran into his father’s arms and tears flowed amid smiles and happiness as the family was finally reunited.

"I'm thrilled to be back. Today, being home with my family is my first day of freedom. Really, now I am a free man," a delighted Davison said.

He added that he was not ashamed of helping his mother to die. He said he felt that he had served his sentence although he hadn’t committed a crime.

He said now he was back in South Africa, he would begin campaign for changes to the law to allow assisted dying.  


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