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Colleagues call for doctor acquitted of bomb plots to be released from custody

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a3170 (Published 06 January 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:a3170
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1London

    Colleagues of a doctor who was cleared of any involvement in terrorist activities in the United Kingdom have called for him to be released from custody while he waits for a decision on whether he will be deported.

    Mohammed Asha, a neurologist from Jordan, was arrested on 30 June 2007 after attempted car bomb attacks in London on 29 June and at Glasgow airport a day later.

    At the time of his arrest Dr Asha was working for the University Hospital of North Staffordshire in Stoke-on-Trent and was due to take up a post in neurosurgery at Walsgrave Hospital in …

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