Inquest Opened Into Death Of Uk Doctor In Syrian Prison

Abbas Khan was reportedly days away from being freed by Syrian authorities Credit: ITV News/Family handout An inquest into the death of a British doctor who was found dead in a prison in Syria has been opened and adjourned. Inquest to open into death of British doctor in Syria An inquest is due to be opened into the death of a British doctor who was found dead in his cell in Syria earlier this month. Dr Abbas Khan was on the verge of being released when he was found dead in his cell , with the Syrian regime claiming he took his own life and his family alleging he was murdered. Dr Allas Khan went to Syria over a year ago to help treat casualties of war. Credit: ITV News/Family handout The inquest into his death will formally open at 11am this morning at Walthamstow Coroner’s court. The 32-year-old orthopaedic surgeon from London was captured in November last year in the ancient city of Aleppo after travelling from Turkey to help victims of the conflict. The distraught mother of a British surgeon found dead in a Syrian prison said she was a “failure” and told people not to comfort her as she attended her son’s funeral. Fatima Khan (second right) mother of Dr Abbas Khan. Credit: PA In a very distressed state outside the mosque, Dr Khan’s mother wailed and as well-wishers tried to comfort her, she said: “Nobody help me, I love my son. I am the loser. I’m the failure.” She added: “I beg everybody. I touch everyone’s feet. Please give me my son.” A man then wrapped his arm around her and brought her to a car and she was driven away. Brother’s tribute to ‘star’ British doctor who died in Syria The brother of a British doctor who was found dead in a Syrian prison has paid a moving tribute to him, describing him as “our star.” Dr Abbas Khan was on the verge of being released when he was found dead, with the Syrian regime claiming he took his own life and his family alleging he was murdered. Dr Abbas Khan was a surgeon from London who died while being held captive in Syria Credit: Family handout The 32-year-old orthopaedic surgeon from London was captured in November last year in the ancient city of Aleppo after travelling from Turkey to help victims of hospital bombings.

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