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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Baha Mousa Inquiry

Rifles, bayonets and suspected bomb-making equipment were found at the scene but there was no evidence that they had been used against British troops. He said that 10 days after the invasion in March he saw 20 or 30 detainees lined up with sandbags on their heads.

Des Browne, then defence secretary, set up a public inquiry inwhen the MoD admitted soldiers had breached the terms of the Human Rights Act.

A final 1,page report said a “large number” bxha soldiers assaulted Mousa and that many others, including officers, must have known about the abuse.

Death of Baha Mousa – Wikipedia

Garry Reader, a private with the former Queen’s Lancashire Regiment at the time, said all the soldiers on duty at the prison were to blame. Secretary of State for Defence and another Jurisdiction: Retrieved from ” https: Mercer said he had a “massive row” with the commander of the Queens Dragoon Guards about the army’s legal obligations under the Geneva conventions and the European convention on human rights.

The Inquiry, which was limited to a particular battalion in Basra, inqyiry not find evidence of systematic torture committed by the British Army and instead singled out a number of soldiers for severe criticism. 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.


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Archived from the original on Basically that’s what was repot to us how to handle the situation. He also heard how the Ministry of Defence’s top legal advisers failed to seek the advice of Lord Goldsmith, the attorney general, who was known to take the view that British troops in Iraq were bound by the Human Rights Act. MoD’s bana for death of Army’s Iraqi prisoner”. This page was last edited on 20 Juneat Al Skeini and others v.

If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click “Accept” below then you are consenting to this. General Sir Peter Wall, head of the army, is also expected to make a statement. Enhanced interrogation techniques Ghost detainees Waterboarding Destruction of interrogation tapes.

A public inquirychaired by the retired Lord Justice of Appeal Sir William Gage, reported on 8 September after three years of investigation. In the relatives of six Iraqi civilians killed by UK soldiers in brought a case in the United Kingdom against the Secretary of State for Defence.

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Baha Mousa inquiry: ‘Serious discipline breach’ by army

The inquiry’s report into the September death of Baha Mousaa Basra hotel worker, is also understood iquiry include scathing criticism of military intelligence officers and of the lack of training and preparation British troops received for the invasion of Iraq and its aftermath. The case represented a landmark judgment in the universal application of human rights.


They were put in stress positions. Four of the men had been shot by military personnel, one had allegedly been beaten and forced into the Shatt Al-Arab river, where his body was found. Lieutenant Colonel Nicholas Mercer described the way Iraqi detainees inqiury intimidated and hooded by British soldiers as “repulsive”.

The Death of Baha Mousa”. While in detention, Mousa and the other captives were hooded, severely beaten and assaulted by a number of British troops. Retrieved 8 September The Report contained 73 clear recommendations to the MoD. The BBC reported that the six inquirry 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.

The Baha Mousa Public Inquiry report

A postmortem found he had suffered asphyxiation and at least 93 injuries to his deport, including fractured ribs and a broken nose. Two days later, Mousa was found dead. The report called his death an “appalling episode of serious gratuitous violence”.

They are also expected to demand the prosecution of individual soldiers or officials. He had walked out of a meeting between British officials inuiry the International Committee of the Red Cross after being told by a “political adviser” to keep his mouth shut, he added.