For nine years, the headquarters of Dignitas, the assisted-suicide organisation has been the centre of Switzerland's alleged "suicide tourism"; a total of 700 people have taken their lives here.The residents of the housing block where Dignitas is located have called for a halt to the practice of assisted suicide:
"Gloria Sonny, 55, who has lived in the building for six years - or, as she calls it, "under the same roof as death" - headed a petition calling for Dignitas to go. "I'm not against assisted suicide," she said, "but this is a place where people live. It's the wrong place to help people die. I don't see why I should pay with the quality of my life because Switzerland deals with the topic in a more liberal way than other countries."
She said the building smelt of death and that she suffered nightmares that she would be forced into one of the "death flats" against her will and made to drink a fatal cocktail."
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