An 8-week-old baby has been sentenced to death by an European Human Rights Court.
The Court of Human Rights backed British doctors who reported the matter saying it would be kinder to let the ten month old die.
The court gave its verdict on a case of human rights that will compel a couple to allow their sick baby to die.
The parents of the baby, Chris Gard and Connie Yates have been in a long legal battle to save their baby, Charlie Gard, who is suffering from a serious genetic illness.
The baby is currently on life support while treatment options were being considered. At 8 weeks old, Charlie was diagnosed with mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome and is considered to be only one of 16 babies worldwide with this disease. His condition is progressive and currently incurable and eventually fatal.
Doctors are developing treatments for the various mitochondrial conditions, including the nucleoside treatment Charlie’s parents have been fighting fo