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The BBC has received at least 898 complaints over its documentary on assisted suicide, The Telegraph reported.

According to The Independent, about 750 of the complaints were filed before the program was aired.

The documentary, titled “Choosing to Die,” focused on a man named Peter Smedley “who allowed the film crew to capture his dying moments at the DIgnitas clinic.”

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According to the BBC, currently, the 1961 Suicide Act legally bans assisted suicide in the UK, Wales and Northern Ireland.

It’s “an offence to encourage or assist a suicide or a suicide attempt in England and Wales.”

 

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