[LMB] Japanese ritual suicide terms OT:

Marna Nightingale marna at redmaplegrove.org
Thu, 28 Mar 2002 23:49:43 -0500


Royce Day wrote:
> 
> Kiri Aradia Morgan wrote:
> 
> > Of course anti-suicide laws always confuse me.  How are they going to
> > punish you?
> >
> 
> Well, assuming the poor person botched the job, they could always be healed up and
> then executed. [1]

You laugh. In some European countries, at least, they used to do that.

Mainly, though, the laws are on the books to ensure that a person cannot face
criminal or civil penalties for stopping a suicide. 

Marna.