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UK trainee surgeon was “unlawfully killed” in Syria, inquest rules

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 29 October 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6513
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1The BMJ

A UK trainee orthopaedic surgeon who died in a Syrian prison was unlawfully killed, an inquest jury in London has ruled.

Abbas Khan, 32, a Muslim of Indian origin from south London, was detained in Syria two years ago[1] and found dead in a prison cell in Damascus last December.[2] The Syrian authorities said that he had committed suicide and was found hanging in his cell, but his family claimed that …

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