Published on: November 23, 2014

Mr Diederik Lohman of Human Rights Watch writes…

The prosecutor has dropped the appeal against Alevtina Khorinyak, the Russian physician who was prosecuted for prescribing tramadol in violation of Russian rules to a friend dying in pain and was prosecuted for drug trafficking. In Russian: … Brings to an end this shameful episode.

Should we rejoice that Alevtina is acquitted or should we weep for the human stupidity that causes so much of human suffering all over the world?

To quote Shakespeare:
“How many ages hence
Shall this our lofty scene be acted over
In states unborn and accents yet unknown!”

And how much more needless suffering will have to continue before we come to our senses!

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