Euthanasia campaigner Lesley Martin has been released from prison in New Zealand after serving just half of her 15-month sentence for attempted murder.
Lesley Martin served more than seven months in jail
Ms Martin was jailed in April for injecting her terminally ill mother with a morphine overdose. The 69-year-old died the next day.
Ms Martin's case sparked a fierce debate on the ethics of mercy killing.
After her release on Monday, she said she would continue to campaign for legislation on euthanasia.
She said she had no regrets about the stance she took, and added that her time in jail was "part of bringing more awareness to the whole issue of VE [voluntary euthanasia] in New Zealand".
Lesley Martin is one of New Zealand's leading pro-euthanasia campaigners.
She helped found Exit New Zealand, a voluntary euthanasia lobby group with links to Exit Australia, the group
founded by Australian mercy killing campaigner Dr Philip
Dr Nitschke was waiting with Ms Martin's family to greet her as she left Arohata Women's Prison on Monday.
"What Lesley's been going through has been watched by
people all over the world... and it's a stark reminder to
us that the law on this issue is uncompromising and really
needs to change," Mr Nitschke told New Zealand Radio.