A court in Switzerland has sentenced a retired psychiatrist to three years, for helping three depressed people commit suicide.
Peter Baumann, who ran his own assisted-suicide association, was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in a country which has some of the most relaxed assisted-suicide laws in Europe.
Two thirds of the jail term is suspended.
The prosecution told Basel criminal court that the three people in question were not capable of making a judgement.
Authorities began investigating him after a 48-year-old mentally-ill man committed suicide in 2001.
Then, in 2002, he helped a 62-year-old woman die. The case was documented in a Swiss TV programme.
In 2003, at the scene of another suicide, police found Baumann's fingerprints on the plastic bag used to administer the lethal dose of drugs.