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Switzerland: More assisted suicides in 2011

The number of assisted deaths carried out by the Swiss association Dignitas rose by 35 percent last year, it was reported on Sunday.

A total of 144 people ended their lives in 2011 with the help of the clinic based in the canton of Zurich, according to police figures quoted by the Sonntags Zeitung newspaper.

All but five were of foreign nationality.