UK trainee surgeon was “unlawfully killed” in Syria, inquest rulesBMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g6513 (Published 29 October 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6513
- Clare Dyer
- 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 and found dead in a prison cell in Damascus last December. The Syrian authorities said that he had committed suicide and was found hanging in his cell, but his family claimed that …