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Baby's life support continues as Euro judges look at case

By Brian Farmer

Judges in the European Court of Human Rights say doctors should keep treating a terminally-ill baby at the centre of a life-support treatment dispute while they consider the case.

Chris Gard and Connie Yates, who are in their 30s and come from Bedfont, west London, want their 10-month-old son Charlie Gard, who suffers from a rare genetic condition and has brain damage, to undergo a therapy trial in the US.

They have asked European Court judges in Strasbourg, France, to examine issues after exhausting all legal options in the UK. Strasbourg judges said yesterday that doctors should keep treating Charlie until midnight on Monday, June 19.

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