Sep 5, 2020

Alain Cocq: Facebook blocks incurably ill man from livestreaming death

Alain Cocq, 57, planned to broadcast his final days after starting to refuse food, drink and medicine on Saturday. Mr Cocq wants the law changed in France to allow terminally ill people to die as they wish. "The road to deliverance begins and believe me, I am happy," Mr Cocq posted on Facebook early on Saturday morning from his bed at home in Dijon, after announcing he had "Finished his last meal". Mr Cocq said Facebook was blocking his broadcasts until 8 September. In July, Mr Cocq penned a letter to Mr Macron, asking the president to allow him to die "With dignity," describing his "Extremely violent suffering".

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