A human rights activist died in a crash near Shipton-under-Wychwood, an inquest heard.

Alaa Alsiddiq, 33, died when the BMW in which she was a passenger was involved in a crash with a Land Rover Freelander at the junction of the B4437 and the A361 on June 19.

Opening the Londoner’s inquest on Wednesday afternoon, coroner Darren Salter gave her cause of death as multiple injuries.

Oxford Coroner’s Court heard Ms Alsiddiq, who was born in Dubai, was the executive director of human rights’ charity ALQST. Her inquest was adjourned until December 16.

In the wake of her death last month, Saudi Arabia rights group ALQST said she would be remembered for ‘her tireless devotion to her work; her passion for helping others and standing up for them; her powerful defence of human rights; and her efforts in support of worthy causes’.

Amnesty International described her death as a ‘huge loss’ to the human rights community.

Thames Valley Police said officers were called to the B4437 on the evening of June 19 after the crash involving a black BMW 118 and a black Land Rover at around 8.20pm.

A passenger in the Land Rover Freelander and another passenger in the BMW suffered fractures. Both were taken to hospital.

A second passenger in the BMW was treated in hospital for minor injuries together with a four-year-old child.

One of the BMW passengers suffered fractures and remains in hospital in a stable condition. Her injuries are not life threatening.

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