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The wife of a British charity medic being held prisoner by the Taliban plans to travel to Afghanistan capital Kabul to see her husband 'perhaps one last time' amid growing fears for his health.
Distraught Kelly Cornwell told The Mail on Sunday her husband Kevin, 53, is at serious risk of dying from a kidney condition that has gone untreated since he was arrested in January.
'We're at the point of distress, where I am considering that I myself may have to travel to Kabul to try to see my husband perhaps one last time because he could very well die in Taliban custody,' she said.
The UK Foreign Office advises against all travel to Afghanistan, which it describes as 'extremely dangerous' following the Taliban's takeover two years ago.
But Mrs Cornwell, 48, said she was willing to make the trip to make a direct plea to his captors. She said: 'We've known since the first day of Kevin's detention that his health would present a risk to his life.
Kelly Cornwell pictured with her husband Kevin before his arrest. She said Kevin was at serious risk of dying from a kidney condition that has gone untreated since he was arrested in January
'For us to come out and make a personal appeal for Kevin's release on humanitarian grounds meant we had to put into words things that we feared