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The widower of an Indian dentist who died after suffering a miscarriage said he was confident the inquest into her death would establish the truth of what happened.
Arriving for the first day of evidence, Praveen Halappanavar said:
"We have faith in the inquest, so hopefully we will get the answers. The big question is why was Savita treated the way she was not supposed to be? We just want to know why she died."
Praveen Halappanavar, whose wife Savita died as a result of a miscarriage in an Irish hospital last year, maintains the couple asked repeatedly for an abortion, but were told Ireland "is a Catholic country."
His solicitor said he was not satisfied with the results of a report by Ireland's Health Service Executive (HSE).
Mr Halappanavar, a 34-year-old engineer at Boston Scientific in Galway, has so far refused to co-operate with separate investigations by Ireland's health watchdog and the HSE.
He previously said his late wife is giving him the strength to "fight for the truth" and that he will make a decision on whether to take the Irish Government to the European courts in pursuit of a public inquiry after the inquest.
An inquest into the death of an Indian dentist who died after suffering a miscarriage in an Irish hospital will begin today.
31-year-old Savita Halappanavar was 17 weeks pregnant when she was admitted to University Hospital Galway on October 21 last year.
She died a week later from suspected septicaemia, days after losing her baby. Her widower Praveen says the couple repeatedly asked for a termination, but were refused.