British surgeon's mother: 'Why did they kill my son?'

The mother of a British surgeon has demanded answers after accusing Syria of "killing" her son following his death in a Damascus prison.

The circumstances in which Dr Khan, a 32-year-old orthopaedic surgeon from London, died while in detention in Syria remains in dispute.

Speaking after his body arrived back in the UK Fatima Khan said: "I don't know why they killed my son and I want to ask why. Why on the release date they killed my son, I want answers. They are liars, every ministry is liars in Damascus."

Background: Mother of British doctor accuses Syria of 'killing' her son

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