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British volunteer surgeon Abbas Khan
´in effect, murdered´ by Assad in Syria

Telegraph (U.K.), by Ruth Sherlock, and Claire Duffi

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Posted By:drive, 12/18/2013 8:11:59 AM

The Government has accused the Syrian regime of effectively “murdering” a British doctor who had travelled to the country to help injured children on the war-torn streets of Aleppo. Dr Abbas Khan, 32, a hand and nerve surgeon from Streatham, south London, was found dead in his Damascus jail cell this week after allegedly being subjected to months of torture and appalling treatment by Bashar al-Assad’s forces. Hugh Robertson, the Foreign Office minister, said that Dr Khan had been “in effect, murdered” by the Syrian government. His death came days before he was due to be released. The Syrian authorities

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: catfur27, 12/18/2013 9:16:20 AM     (No. 9658513)

Example #963,267 from the "religion of peace" followers.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: TXknitter, 12/18/2013 9:27:16 AM     (No. 9658526)

Dr. Khan´s heart seemed to be in the right place but to cross Syria´s border without a visa? Assad is a barbarian. Did Dr. Khan believe it would not matter?

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