A public inquiry, chaired by the retired Lord Justice of Appeal Sir William Gage, reported on 8 September after three years of. The inquiry’s report is a devastating critique of those immediately responsible for the death of Baha Mousa and the inhumane treatment of the. Medic denies Baha Mousa claims. 11 June Baha Mousa inquiry: soldier’s diary. 8 September Mousa lawyer on inquiry report. 8 September

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The inquiry heard that Mousa was hooded for almost 24 hours during his 36 hours of custody by the 1st Battalion of the Queen’s Lancashire Regiment and that he suffered at least 93 injuries prior to his death.

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The detainees’ closing submissions noted: Darlington and Stockton Times. He told ITV’s Daybreak: The inquiry opened in and heard evidence from nearly witnesses. In December Keilloh was struck off the Medical Register, after the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service found him guilty of dishonest conduct in subsequent enquiries into Baha Mousa’s death. A postmortem found he had suffered asphyxiation and at least 93 injuries to his body, including fractured ribs and a broken nose.

Year of birth missing. The report called his death an “appalling episode of serious gratuitous violence”. Those arrested were detained and Mousa died on the evening of 15 September after being subjected to sustained mousz brutal treatment by British soldiers.

The inquiry’s report into the September death of Baha Mousaa Basra hotel worker, is also understood to include scathing criticism of military intelligence officers and of the lack of training and preparation British troops received for the invasion onquiry Iraq and its aftermath.


General Sir Peter Wall, head of the army, is also expected to make a statement. At the end of a six-month court martialsix members of the QLR, including the regiment’s commanding officer, Colonel Jorge Mendonca, were cleared of abuse and negligence. The court martial judge accused the soldiers of closing ranks, a charge Inquirt might echo. He had walked out of a meeting between British officials and the International Committee of the Red Cross after being told by a “political adviser” to keep his mouth inquirg, he added.

A former British soldier, who was serving in Iraq when Mousa was beaten to death, today said: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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The BBC reported that the six other soldiers were cleared of any wrongdoing, [10] and the Independent reported that the charges had been dropped, and that the presiding judge, Mr Justice Stuart McKinnon, stated that “none of those soldiers has been charged with any offence, simply because there is no evidence against them as a result of a more or less obvious closing of ranks.

Archived from the original on 8 August They are demanding another public inquiry into wider allegations surrounding the abuse of more than Iraqi detainees held near Basra.

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The Baha Mousa Public Inquiry report

This page was last edited on 20 Juneat He found that there was widespread ignorance of what was permitted in handling prisoners of war and also criticised the absence of any proper MoD doctrine on interrogation. Archived from the original on Seven members of the Queen’s Lancashire Regiment were tried on charges relating to the ill treatment of detaineesincluding those of war crimes under the International Criminal Court Act Mousa was brutally beaten by British soldiers at the base and he died of his injuries some thirty-six hours after his detention.


Gage is expected to point to a catalogue of failings that led to the death of year-old Mousa, who was arrested with nine other Iraqis at the Haitham hotel in Basra by soldiers of the 1st Battalion The Queen’s Lancashire Regiment QLR.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. His father was an feport in this case. Garry Reader, a private with inuiry former Queen’s Lancashire Regiment at the time, said all the soldiers on duty at the prison were to blame. Seven British soldiers were charged in connection with the case. On 14 SeptemberMousa, a year-old hotel receptionistwas arrested along with six other men and taken to a British base.

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Suicide attempts Quran desecration controversy Boycott of military tribunals Former captives alleged to have re joined insurgency Hunger strikes Force feeding Homicide accusations Juvenile prisoner Seton Moysa reports. Army doctor Derek Keilloh struck off”. Williams, professor of law at Warwick University and an adviser to the families’ lawyers, published A Very British Killing: