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<p>Debbie Purdy suffers from a progressive form of multiple sclerosis that will lead to the degeneration of her body. She was diagnosed in 1995, less than a month after she met her husband, Cuban Jazz violinist Omar Puente.</p><p>For the past seven years she has been battling for the laws about assisting suicide to be reviewed.</p><p>In September 2009 her long fight was finally rewarded when the court ruled that the current lack of clarity is a violation of human rights. In March 2010 the Director of Public Prosecutions will issue a clear policy on when prosecutions can be brought in assisted suicide cases.</p>

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