Former Dutch Prime Minister & Wife Euthanized by Government

Former Netherlands Prime Minister Dries van Agt and his wife Eugene have been euthanized by the Dutch government’s taxpayer-funded “assisted suicide” program.

The couple, who were both 93 years old when they died, were killed by lethal injection last week.

According to reports from Dutch media, they died hand-in-hand in their hometown of Nijmegen, Netherlands.

The government agreed to euthanize the Agts due to their poor health in old age.

Duo euthanasia was once relatively rare in the Netherlands.

However, group “suicides” have been rising in popularity as the number of people being euthanized in general has increased significantly in recent years.

The government has been gradually relaxing its euthanasia laws.

The “assisted suicide” program was recently expanded to allow parents to euthanize their children.

According to the New York Post, 29 couples opted to be killed together by lethal injection in 2022.

This is compared to 16 couples who died by euthanasia in 2021 and 13 in 2020.

The couple’s death was announced in a statement from “The Rights Forum,” a human rights nonprofit founded by Agt.

“He died together and hand in hand with his beloved wife Eugenie van Agt-Krekelberg, the support and support with whom he was together for more than seventy years, and whom he always continued to refer to as ‘my girl,’” the organization wrote.

Before receiving the lethal injection, the former Dutch prime minister suffered a significant brain hemorrhage in 2019 from which he never fully recovered.

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The medical incident occurred when he was giving a speech to commemorate a cause in Hamas-controlled Gaza.

Agt, who was a Christian Democrat, was a staunch supporter of Hamas after he visited Israel in 1999.

He went on to found “The Rights Forum” in 2009.

The organization is an advocacy nonprofit organization that fights for a “just and sustainable Dutch and European policy regarding the Palestine/Israel issue.”

Current Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte described Agt as his “great-great-grandfather in office” and praised him as a true leader.

“With his flowery and unique language, his clear convictions, and his striking presentation, Dries van Agt gave color and substance to Dutch politics in a time of polarization and party renewal,” said Rutte on X.

Furthermore, the Dutch Royal Family, including King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima, and Princess Beatrix, also honored Agt in a statement and referred to his service as “inspirational.”

“He took administrative responsibility in a turbulent time and managed to inspire many with his striking personality and colorful style,” the Royal Family said.

Agt served as the Netherlands Prime Minister from 1977 until 1982.

READ MORE – Tens of Thousands of Elderly Secretly Euthanized to Boost ‘Covid Deaths’

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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