Experts on the use of chemicals for torture will conduct tests on the body of a British doctor who died in custody in Syria, a pre-inquest hearing has been told.
The Syrian regime claim Dr Abbas Khan, an orthopaedic surgeon from London, killed himself but his family insist he was murdered.
The family's counsel told a hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice that tests for "chemical agents" that are used by states who "indulge in torture" would be carried out.
A full jury inquest into the 32-year-old's death would be carried out in later this year with a provisional start date set for October 13.
Dr Khan left behind wife Hanna and two young children, son Abdullah and daughter Rurayya.