Syrian doctor expelled from Hungary for allegedly supporting Hamas

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7397.1002/b (Published 10 May 2003)
Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1002.3

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  1. Carl Kovac
  1. Budapest

    A Syrian doctor was summarily expelled from Hungary late last month after the National Security Office said that he had illegally made a contribution to the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas.

    The Hungarian Helsinki Committee, a member of the International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights, plans to contest the expulsion, contending that Dr Kinan Haddad, 31, a surgeon on the staff at the Pécs Medical University Clinic, was not afforded due process of law and that the action was taken without a proper investigation.

    Mr Ferenc Kôszeg, executive director …

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