The mother of a British surgeon has accused Syria's intelligence agency of "murdering" her son following his death in a Damascus prison. Dr Abbas Khan's body was handed over to UK authorities in Lebanon ahead of its repatriation on Sunday.
The circumstances in which Khan, a 32-year-old orthopaedic surgeon from London, died while in detention in Syria remains in dispute.
Speaking after his body was handed over to British officials in the Lebanese capital Beirut, Fatima Khan shouted: ""The national security intelligence of Syria, they killed him. They're murderers".
In a statement, the International Committee of the Red Cross, who were responsible for handing over his body, said:
Khan was detained in Aleppo 13 months ago, shortly after he entered Syria from Turkey.