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Abbas Khan inquest: Family tried to free Syria doctor

"Superhuman" efforts were made by the family of a British doctor to secure his release before his death in a Syrian prison, an inquest has heard.

Surgeon Abbas Khan, 32, from Streatham, south London, was found dead in his cell just days before the Syrian government had said he would be freed.

The UK Foreign Office said he was "in effect murdered" but the Syrian authorities claim he took his own life.

The BBC's world affairs correspondent Richard Galpin reports.

  • 13 Oct 2014
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