Abbas Khan was a British orthopedic surgeon, who died while in Syria, in December 2013. An inquest determined that he was killed by Syrian forces. He traveled to Turkey in late 2012, before entering Syria a few weeks later. According to sources, Abbas was arrested shortly after crossing the border into Syria, and was detained by Syrian security forces.

His mother allegedly visited him several months later, while he was in a Syrian prison, and said that weight had fallen to just 32 KG. It is unclear how this value was determined, as he was in prison, and it’s unlikely there was a weighing scale in his cell (this casts doubt over the legitimacy of these details.)

His mother also stated that he was missing a fingernail, and his feet were burnt. However, it wouldn’t make sense for the Syrian authorities to allow her to see her son if he was in such as bad state, as they knew she would relay this information to an international audience. While the occurrence of this meeting can’t be explicitly refuted, the above points do suggest that it may be fabricated, or elements of his condition were exaggerated.

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Furthermore, he was found dead in his cell recently after the Syrian government announced that they would be releasing him. It wouldn’t make sense for them to kill him with the increased media attention. This suggests that he may have killed himself to frame the Syrian government, and potentially trigger military intervention in support of the armed opposition (the increased attention would have served this objective well.)

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It should be noted that his death occurred just a few months after the chemical attacks in Ghouta; another false-flag attack, implemented to trigger and justify foreign military intervention against President Assad’s secular government.

The Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister, Faisal Mekdad, said that Abbas Khan had used his pyjamas to hang himself in his cell. The inquest in the UK which determined that he was unlawfully killed used testimony by anonymous witnesses, who were apparently prisoners in the same detention facility as Abbas. Once again, it seems unlikely that the Syrian authorities would release prisoners who had witnessed their alleged crimes against a British citizen.

Ultimately, suicide is the most rationally-sound cause of Dr Abbas Khan’s death, and the Syrian government’s turn of events is consistent, and conforms to logic, unlike the findings of the inquest.

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12 Comments on "Syria Analysis: Most likely cause of Dr Abbas Khan’s death is suicide"

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Daeshbags Sux
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I don’t think someone, especially with as high level of studies as a surgeon will hang himself just to frame a foreign govt. But, as I happened to know several people who committed suicide, well, he has typical look in the eyes you may notice from very sensible and unstable persons. It’s very likely that moving with the idea to help people as a surgeon and ending jailed was a shock he couldn’t cope with and one thing is definitively sure with all the suicidal ones who succeed : you don’t see them coming! These are psy-drives they have in… Read more »
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Je ne me hasarderai jamais à lancer des suppositions dans un tel cas. Nous avons très peu d’éléments d’information et, si on peut considérer que le gouvernement syrien a été largement diabolisé, il a encore mauvaise réputation pour le traitement de ses prisonniers (les mauvaises habitudes ne se perdent pas si vite). D’autre part, s’il a été reconnu “suicidé” je pense que son cadavre a été rendu à la famille, et que donc on pouvait voir dans quel état il était. S’il y a eu refus de restituer le cadavre, alors on peut se poser des questions, mais apparemment cela… Read more »
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Syrian authorities possibly missed the men was in deep depression. This also happened in a prison in Germany lately. BTW: The allegations and testimonies make no sense, nobody that can bear such witness would escape alive. If he had by fault seen such things. Nobody from the outside would be allowed to see a prisoner in such a bad state. Unless he claimed at the same time that he bribed guards to see the prisoner. If the human rights situation in Syrian prisons was as bad as alleged in the same report – there would no visiting “tortured” men. p.s.… Read more »
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Bah, get caught by some and you end in an ISO container made a prison on the international zone of some airport being waterboarded…

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US democracy loves boarding. Little evidence remains.

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“Abbas Khan had used his pyjamas to hang himself…”

Let call this “explanation”. If so it is in best tradition of any Nazi regime.

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Suicide in a Syrian prison seems much more likely than Jacqueline Sutton’s (BBC journalist) suicide (using boot laces at toilet) in an airport (Istanbul) toilet after missing her flight. And yet in this case the British authorities have propelled the suicide version.

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Expressed in lbs., the weight would be 70, a round figure, an estimate, no scale required.

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