Fatima Khan
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Dr Abbas Khan's mother says feels she failed her son

The mother of a British surgeon killed in a Syrian prison has told the BBC she feels she failed her son because she could not bring him home alive.

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

Dr Khan's mother, Fatima, travelled to Damascus in July 2013 and visited a number of embassies and prisons before she tracked down her son.

BBC London's Riz Lateef spoke to Mrs Khan.

  • 19 Nov 2014