Facebook obstructs terminally ill guy’s strategy to livestream his own death

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    Terminally ill Frenchman Alain Cocq, 57, whose attempt to livestream his death was blocked by Facebook, after French President Emmanuel Macron rejected his request for euthanasia

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    Alain Cocq states he is no longer accepting food, beverage or medication (Picture: Getty Images/Reuters)

    Facebook has actually stopped a Frenchman struggling with an uncommon and incurable illness from livestreaming his death.

    After having what he stated would be his last liquid, Alain Cocq, 57, published a video from his bed the other day, declaring he will stop consuming, drinking or taking medication till he passes away.

    The previous plumbings stated he thinks he has less than a week to live and would livesteam his death on Facebook from today as a demonstration, after French President Emmanuel Macron declined his ask for euthanasia.

    He stated: ‘I know the days ahead are going to be very difficult. But I have taken my decision and I am serene.’

    Mr Cocq struggles with an uncommon condition that makes the walls of his arteries stick and has actually resided in fantastic discomfort for 34 years after numerous operations.

    He stated he would much rather pass away than his only option, which is the ‘degradation of my body’.

    The Frenchman struggles with an uncommon condition that makes the walls of his arteries stick (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)

    Alain Cocq, 57, in his medical bed he has been confined to for years as a result of a degenerative disease that has no treatment, poses after an interview with Reuters at his home in Dijon, France, August 19, 2020. Picture taken on August 19, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

    Mr Cocq, 57, wished to livestream his death in demonstration versus President Emmanuel Macron rejecting him euthanasia (Picture: Reuters)

    Mr Cocq included: ‘I am going to stop hydrating myself when I turn off the lights. Given my general condition, it’s most likely to be fast, which is what I wish for, due to the fact that I’m not a masochist.’

    However, the bed-ridden guy stated he stated he would continue taking pain relievers.

    He included: ‘The path to my deliverance is starting and, believe me, I am happy about it. To those I won’t see once again, I bid farewell. Such is life.’

    In a letter dated Thursday, Macron stated French law prohibited him from approving his ask for the ‘right to leave with dignity’ with a medically-assisted death.

    The President stated: ‘With feeling, I appreciate your technique due to the fact that it speaks with the extremely intimate relationship that each people develops with completion of our life and our death.

    ‘Because I am not above the law, I am not in a position to grant your request.’

    Alain Cocq, 57, in his medical bed he has been confined to for years as a result of a degenerative disease that has no treatment, poses after an interview with Reuters at his home in Dijon, France, August 19, 2020. Picture taken on August 19, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

    Facebook stated their ‘hearts go out’ to Mr Cocq however stated they do not enable the representation of suicide efforts on their platform (Picture: Reuters)

    Macron signed off the letter with the words ‘With all of my personal support and my profound respect.’

    Before the President composed to him Mr Cocq had actually spoken at length with among his assistants over the phone last month.

    After revealing his intent to livestream his death, a message on Mr Cocq’s account on Saturday stated that Facebook has actually obstructed him from publishing videos till Tuesday.

    Confirming this in a declaration, the social networks platform stated: ‘Our hearts head out to Alain Cocq and those who are impacted by this unfortunate scenario.

    ‘While we respect his decision to draw attention to this complex and difficult issue, based on the guidance of experts, we have taken steps to keep Alain from broadcasting live, as we do not allow the depiction of suicide attempts.’

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