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Opinion: An avoidable tragedy

Headline Title:  An avoidable tragedy 30 September 2014 By Salil Shetty, Secretary General at Amnesty International. Friday 11 October 2013 was a fateful day for Hassan Wahid. He had been living in Libya where he worked as a doctor. A Syrian, he was beaten up and received death threats after being accused of supporting the Assad regime. Hassan tried to go to Egypt, but the country did not allow Syrians in. He applied for a visa to Tunisia, but his application was turned down. Hassan applied for a visa to Malta, but that was also rejected. He had no choice but to embark, with…

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