Abass Khan who was found dead in Syria has been buried in a Muslim cemetery in Hainault

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Abbas Khan Abbas Khan

The body of a British surgeon found dead in Syria has been laid to rest in Hainault.

Abbas Khan was buried in The Gardens of Peace Muslim Cemetery in Elmbridge Road, yesterday by his grieving family who insist that he was murdered in Syria.

Dr Khan was found dead in his cell on December 16, the same day that he was due to answer terrorism charges.

The 32-year-old from Streatham was arrested 48 hours after arriving in the country last November while working in a rebel controlled area in a field hospital.

Syrian authorities claim that Mr Khan, from Streatham, committed suicide using his own trousers to hang himself.

However his family claim that he was in good spirits and hoping to come home to his children aged six and seven for Christmas.

An inquest into the death of the 32-year-old was opened and adjourned Walthamstow Coroner's Court on Friday.
 

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6:02pm Fri 27 Dec 13

Billy Yerache says...

The Foreign Office advised him not to go for good reason. They know things that we do not and now he has paid the ultimate price sadly.

People should listen and see this as an example.
The Foreign Office advised him not to go for good reason. They know things that we do not and now he has paid the ultimate price sadly. People should listen and see this as an example. Billy Yerache

2:35pm Mon 30 Dec 13

cynicalsue says...

The advice not to go was very clear. My sympathy is with those who have no chance of escaping the atrocities, not those who choose to be there.
The advice not to go was very clear. My sympathy is with those who have no chance of escaping the atrocities, not those who choose to be there. cynicalsue

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