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PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCTOBER 24: Ashya King, accompanied by his mother Naghmeh King (not pictured), leaves the thirtieth and last of the proton treatment sessions at the Proton Therapy Centre on October 24, 2014 in Prague, Czech Republic. Five year old Ashya King, who has a brain tumour, was taken by his parents from a UK hospital against medical advice and transported to Spain for medical treatment and then transported to Prague for proton treatment. Ashya is hospitalized in the University Motol Hospital in Prague from mid-September. (Photo by Matej Divizna/Getty Images)
PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEPTEMBER 08: Five-year-old Ashya King, who is suffering from a brain tumor, is accompanied by his father Brett King on his arrival at the Motol Hospital on September 8, 2014 in Prague, Czech Republic. He is to receive cutting edge proton therapy treatment for his conditions. The boy was taken by his parents from a hospital in Southampton, southern England, 11 days ago in an attempt to get better treatment. They were arrested following a search across Europe as English doctors feared for the boy's welfare. After a public outcry in Britain, they were released and free to travel to the Czech Republic. (Photo by Tomas Krist/isifa/Getty Images)
The Yellow Notice issued by the international police force Interpol, Friday Aug. 29, 2014, asking for help to locate the missing five-year old boy Ashya King, who is believed to be in France. Police are searching for the five-year-old British boy who is suffering with a severe brain tumor whose parents, believed to be Jehovah’s Witnesses, took him out of a British hospital on Thursday and were last seen in France. The boy needs urgent medical treatment. (AP Photo/Interpol)
Ashya King parents' lawyer, Juan Isidro Fernandez Diaz, talks to the media outside the National court in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Critically-ill 5-year-old boy Ashya King driven to Spain by his parents, Brett and Naghemeh, against doctors' advice is receiving medical treatment for a brain tumor in a Spanish hospital as his parents await extradition to Britain, police said Sunday. Officers received a phone call late Saturday from a hotel east of Malaga advising that a vehicle fitting the description circulated by police was on its premises. Both parents were arrested and the boy, Ashya King, was taken to a hospital, a Spanish police spokesman said. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
Ashya King parents's lawyer, Juan Isidro Fernandez Diaz, arrives at the National court in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. A critically-ill 5-year-old boy driven to Spain by his parents, Brett and Naghemeh, against doctors' advice is receiving medical treatment for a brain tumor in a Spanish hospital as his parents await extradition to Britain, police said Sunday. Officers received a phone call late Saturday from a hotel east of Malaga advising that a vehicle fitting the description circulated by police was on its premises. Both parents were arrested and the boy, Ashya King, was taken to a hospital, a Spanish police spokesman said. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
Ashya King parents's lawyer, Juan Isidro Fernandez Diaz, right, asks police for directions to the entrance as he arrives at the National court in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. A critically-ill 5-year-old boy driven to Spain by his parents, Brett and Naghemeh, against doctors' advice is receiving medical treatment for a brain tumor in a Spanish hospital as his parents await extradition to Britain, police said Sunday. Officers received a phone call late Saturday from a hotel east of Malaga advising that a vehicle fitting the description circulated by police was on its premises. Both parents were arrested and the boy, Ashya King, was taken to a hospital, a Spanish police spokesman said. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
MADRID, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 01: Juan Isidro Fernandez Diaz, laywer for British couple Brett and Naghemeh King speaks to the press outside National Court on September 1, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. King's son Ashya King, who has a brain tumour, was taken by his parents from a UK hospital against medical advice resulting in the parents arrest in Velez, Malaga on Saturday on an extradition warrant by UK police authorities. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 01: A policeman stands guard as a police van allegedly holding Brett and Naghemeh King, parents of five years old Ashya King arrives at the National Court on September 1, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. Ashya King, who has a brain tumour, was taken by his parents from a UK hospital against medical advice resulting in the parents arrest in Velez, Malaga on Saturday on an extradition warrant by UK police authorities. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
Spanish policemen stand guard as a police van carrying the parents of Ashya King, the five-year-old British boy with a brain tumour who was taken from hospital without medical consent, arrives at the courthouse in Madrid on September 1, 2014. Police issued a European arrest warrant for Brett King, 51, and Naghemeh King, 45, after they drove their son away from a hospital in Southampton in southern England on August 28, 2014. Ashya has been found in Velez Malaga, southern Spain with his parents, who have been arrested on August 30. AFP PHOTO/ JAVIER SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)
A police van, right, believed to be carrying Ashya King parents, parks inside the National court garage in Madrid, Spain Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. A critically-ill 5-year-old boy driven to Spain by his parents against doctors' advice is receiving medical treatment for a brain tumor in a Spanish hospital as his parents await extradition to Britain, police said Sunday. Officers received a phone call late Saturday from a hotel east of Malaga advising that a vehicle fitting the description circulated by police was on its premises. Both parents were arrested and the boy, Ashya King, was taken to a hospital, a Spanish police spokesman said. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
MADRID, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 01: A police van allegedly holding Brett and Naghemeh King, parents of five years old Ashya King, arrives at the National Court on September 1, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. Ashya King who has a brain tumour was taken by his parents from a UK Hospital agaisnt medical advice. Brett and Naghemeh King were arrested in Velez, Malaga on Saturday on an extradition warrant by UK police authorities. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
British boy Ashya King arrives for first proton beam treatment of his brain tumor at Proton Therapy Center in Prague, Czech Republic, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Ashya’s parents have fought a protracted battle to get their son treated with proton beam technology, which targets tumors more directly than radiotherapy but is not yet available for patients with brain tumors in Britain. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
5-year-old Ashya King is loaded into an ambulance after first proton beam treatment of his brain tumor at Proton Therapy Center in Prague, Czech Republic, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Ashya’s parents have fought a protracted battle to get their son treated with proton beam technology, which targets tumors more directly than radiotherapy but is not yet available for patients with brain tumors in Britain. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
In this picture taken on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014,11-years old Miki Roth reflects in mirror in his room in Prague, Czech Republic. Miki Roth suffered from the same life threatening brain tumor and received similar proton treatment that 5-year old British boy Ashya King is set to start on Monday Sept. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Brett King, back left, and Naghemeh King, right, accompany their son Ashya King, 5, center, as he arrives for pre-cancer treatment examinations at the Motol hospital in Prague, Czech Republic, Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. A British boy who caused an uproar after being taken by his parents from a U.K. hospital without doctors' consent landed in Prague on Monday to get treatment for his brain tumor. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Five-year-old Ashya King who suffers from a brain tumor, waves as he leaves a hospital after his last proton therapy treatment on October 24, 2014 in Prague. Ashya King was treated since mid-September in Prague, and arrived in Spain to undergo aj immunotherapy treatment, announced the family lawyer in Spain on October 27, 2014. AFP PHOTO / MICHAL CIZEK (Photo credit should read MICHAL CIZEK/AFP/Getty Images)
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LONDON (AP) - The British parents who became fugitives after their critically ill son was refused a cancer treatment in the U.K. last year say he's experienced a miracle recovery from his brain tumor.

Brett King told The Sun newspaper in an interview published Monday that the recovery of his 5-year-old son, Ashya, justifies the family's decision to remove him from Southampton General Hospital to seek an innovative treatment abroad. Their decision sparked an international manhunt, and resulted in the parents being briefly jailed.

Brett King says: "We have saved his life," and would do it again if necessary. The child received proton therapy treatment in the Czech Republic.

The case touched off a sensation in Britain, with many, including Prime Minister David Cameron, moved by the parents' desperation to save their child.

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