Archie Battersby, 12, died Saturday after being disconnected from life support equipment. Archie has been unconscious since April 7. “What a beautiful little boy he was and he fought to the end,” said Holly Dance, the boy’s mother.
On Wednesday evening, the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg rejected a request by the parents of 12-year-old Archie Battersby to delay separating the boy from life support equipment. Earlier, such a decision was taken by the British courts, and the court ruling ended the court.
Referring judges to doctors
The judges, referring to research conducted that showed irreversible damage to the brainstem, concluded that it was in the boy’s best interest to finish keeping him alive.
Archie has been unconscious since April 7. His mother found him at home that day. The woman suspected the boy was participating in a social media challenge to cut off the brain’s blood supply for as long as possible.
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