Syria murdered jailed doctor: UK

December 18, 2013 - 4:23:36 am

Abbas Khan wanted to volunteer as a doctor in rebel-held Aleppo, a city recently hit by airstrikes [Reuters]

LONDON: Britain accused Syria yesterday of effectively murdering a surgeon who was detained after volunteering at a hospital in the war-torn country and then died in jail. Abbas Khan, a 32-year-old orthopaedic surgeon from London, travelled to the northern city of Aleppo last year to help civilians but was captured by the regime. His family said yesterday the father-of-two had died in detention.

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