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British doctor 'unlawfully killed' in Syria

A jury has returned a verdict of unlawful killing at an inquest into the death of British doctor in a Syrian prison.

Abbas Khan, a 32-year-old father-of-two from London, died on December 16 2013 while in custody in Damascus.

His family claim he was murdered, but the Syrian government has always maintained that the orthopaedic surgeon killed himself and was found hanging in a jail cell.

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Abbas Khan unlawfully killed in Syria, jury decides

Dr Abbas Khan died in a prison in Damascus at the end of last year. Credit: ITV News/Family handout

The jury at the inquest of Dr Abbas Khan has ruled that the British doctor was unlawfully killed when he died in a Syrian prison in December 2013.

The medical cause of death was not ascertained but the jury concluded Dr Khan was deliberately and intentionally killed without any legal justification.

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