A pro-euthanasia campaigner says she supports a man accused of attempted murder who has started a right-to-die organisation in South Africa ahead of his trial.
New Zealand-born professor of forensic science Sean Davison, now working at a university in Cape Town, is accused of attempting to kill his seriously ill mother with morphine while on a visit to Dunedin.
She later died, but the charge against him is of attempted murder at a trial due to start in Dunedin this month.
While in South Africa on bail, he started a right-to-die organisation there and has the full support of a euthanasia campaigner in New Zealand, Lesley Martin.
Sean Davison's case is a rare one of a person on bail being allowed to live and work in another country.