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The Hindu thehindu.com 06 Aug, 2022 14:15 am

U.K. boy at centre of legal battle dies after hospital stops life support

U.K. boy at centre of legal battle dies after hospital stops life support
The parents of Archie Battersbee made unsuccessful appeals at Britain's highest courts and the European Court of Human Rights against ending the life support

World Journalists cameras are lined up at the entrance to The Royal London Hospital in London, on August 5, 2022.Doctors treating Archie in a London hospital have said continuing with life-support would not have been in his best interests and moving the boy to a hospice could have worsened his situation.| Photo Credit: AP A 12-year-old British boy with brain damage at the centre of a legal battle over whether to continue his life support system died on Saturday after a hospital ended treatment, his family said.The parents of Archie Battersbee made unsuccessful appeals at Britain's highest courts and the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) against ending the life support.

Archie Battersbee’s parents have turned to the Court of Appeal after losing a High Court bid to have him transferred to a hospice before his life-sustaining treatment is withdrawn."I am the proudest mum in the world, such a beautiful little boy, and he fought right until the very end," Archie's mother Hollie Dance told reporters outside the hospital.

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