Colleagues call for doctor acquitted of bomb plots to be released from custodyBMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a3170 (Published 06 January 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:a3170
- Zosia Kmietowicz
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 …