been carried out by the person themselves. The authorities may view the recordings as part of their investigations after your death.
After a VAD at Pegasos, the local Swiss authorities are called. Those attending may include: a representative of the Public Prosecutor’s office, the police and, possibly, an officer from the coroner’s office. These authorities examine the body.
At this point, the person who has been nominated by the Pegasos Supporter to identify them after death will need to come forward. Once the formalities are complete, the funeral home will collect the body. The person’s ashes are available for collection around 5 working days after the death. Alternatively one’s ashes can be couriered home. Pegasos arranges for this.
In the weeks following a VAD, one’s family or other nominated person receive two letters by mail.
The first is the death certificate which Pegasos will send by mail. The second letter is from the Canton of Basel Land. This letter is called an ‘order to dismiss’ that confirms that no crime was committed. This second letter is a formality only and has no other purpose.