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Syrian Dad Appeals to British Foreign Office to Reunite Him with His Son

Written by Amira Al Hussaini On 20 April 2014 @ 22:38 pm | No Comments

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Syrian father Wael Zain claims his British son, Maudh, aged five, is stranded in Syria and that the British Foreign Office is not helping reunite them. Photograph shared on Twitter. [1]

Syrian father Wael Zain claims his British son, aged five, is stranded in Syria and that the British Foreign Office is not helping reunite them. Photograph shared on Twitter.

Wael Zain, a Syrian living and working in London, has turned to Twitter to draw attention to the plight of his five-year-old son, Maudh, who holds a British nationality, and who has been stranded in Syria for three years.

In a series of tweets, Zain explains that his son, whom he claims was recently shot at, is with his mother in a village in Deraa, and needs medical attention. He also claims that the British Foreign Office has turned a deaf ear to his ordeal.

Originally from Deraa, Syria, Zain tweets:

He explains:

In other tweets, addressed to British Foreign Secretary William Hague, Zain appeals:

He further adds:

Zain says he has not seen his son for three years and shares this last photograph he has of him:


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[1] Image: https://twitter.com/Wael_Zain/status/457480085910847488

[2] @foreignoffice: https://twitter.com/foreignoffice

[3] @guardian: https://twitter.com/guardian

[4] @bbclysedoucet: https://twitter.com/bbclysedoucet

[5] pic.twitter.com/VJ0ZWvYxnG: http://t.co/VJ0ZWvYxnG

[6] April 20, 2014: https://twitter.com/Wael_Zain/statuses/457847427824123904

[7] April 20, 2014: https://twitter.com/Wael_Zain/statuses/457856602457268224

[8] @WilliamJHague: https://twitter.com/WilliamJHague

[9] #Syria: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Syria&src=hash

[10] April 19, 2014: https://twitter.com/Wael_Zain/statuses/457476295472185345

[11] April 19, 2014: https://twitter.com/Wael_Zain/statuses/457477825814331394

[12] pic.twitter.com/S76FoALkNO: http://t.co/S76FoALkNO

[13] April 19, 2014: https://twitter.com/Wael_Zain/statuses/457480085910847488

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