MASNAA BORDER, LEBANON (DECEMBER 21, 2013) (REUTERS) - The body of British surgeon Abbas Khan, who was found dead in a Syrian jail earlier this week, was taken acoss the Masnaa border into Lebanon on Saturday (December 21).
There have been conflicting explanations for his death.
Khan was expected to be released this week. But when his mother went to visit him in prison inDamascus on Monday she was told he had died.
A Syrian government official said Khan, a 32-year-old father of two, had committed suicide. But his brother said that was impossible, given that he was preparing to go home with his mother.
Dr. Khan claimed he had been tortured while being detained without charge and held for much of the time in isolated, squalid conditions.
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