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Eritrean refugee, 19, killed himself as he ‘feared he would be sent back’

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Osman Ahmed Nur and three friends killed themselves in space of 16 months, inquest hears

A teenage refugee was found hanged in London after fearing that he would be sent back to his home country where he had been imprisoned and tortured as a child, an inquest has heard. He is one of four in the same friendship group of young Eritrean refugees who killed themselves in the space of just over a year.

Senior coroner for inner north London, Mary Hassell, concluded on Friday at the inquest at Poplar coroner’s court that while it is certain Osman Ahmed Nur, 19, took his own life it is not clear whether it was suicide because he may have been suffering from psychosis at the time of his death.

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