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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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 mohsa was found. He told ITV’s Daybreak: Its function was to examine the circumstances surrounding the death of Mousa bahx well as to investigate the use of conditioning techniques used by the British Army during the campaign in Iraq from The Death of Baha Mousa”.

Basically that’s what was told to us how to handle the situation.

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. Enhanced interrogation techniques Ghost detainees Waterboarding Destruction of interrogation tapes.

The inquiry opened in and heard evidence from nearly witnesses. Al Skeini and others v. Williams, professor of law at Warwick University and an adviser to the families’ lawyers, published A Very British Killing: Retrieved from ” https: Retrieved 8 September An unprecedented, two-year public inquiry into the conduct of British soldiers in Iraq is expected to report stinging criticism of senior army officers and their legal advisers, and highlight the failure to pass orders down the chain of command.

The Baha Mousa Public Inquiry

The report later details that Mousa was subject to several practices banned under both domestic law and the Geneva Conventions. The report called his death an “appalling episode of serious gratuitous violence”. Decision reached Legal representation: Liam Fox, the defence secretary, is expected to tell the Commons on Thursday that the MoD and the army have learned lessons from Baha Mousa’s death and from evidence to the Gage inquiry.

His father was an applicant in this case.

A former British soldier, who was serving in Iraq when Mousa was beaten to death, today said: Seven members of the Reeport Lancashire Regiment were tried on charges relating to the ill treatment of detaineesincluding those of war crimes under the International Criminal Court Act The Report contained 73 clear recommendations to the MoD. Year of birth missing. Some of the other detainees were also severely assaulted.


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In October Andrew T. Lawyers acting for families of Iraqis inquiiry by British troops, however, have since collected fresh material which they claim does point to widespread abuse. The court martial judge accused the soldiers of closing ranks, a charge Gage might echo. The inquiry again cleared Mendonca of knowledge of the attacks, but found that as commanding officer he should have known of them.

The Inquiry, which was limited to a particular battalion in Basra, did not find evidence of systematic torture committed by the British Army and instead singled out a number of soldiers for severe criticism. Army doctor Derek Keilloh struck off”. A final 1,page report said a “large number” of soldiers assaulted Mousa and teport many others, including officers, must have known about the abuse.

Baha Mousa inquiry: ‘Serious discipline breach’ by army

Archived from the original on The cookie settings on this website are set to “allow cookies” to give you the best browsing experience possible. The report by retired appeal court judge Sir William Gage, to be published on Thursday, is unlikely to accuse the army of systematic torture since his terms of reference are limited to the circumstances surrounding Mousa’s death. Even senior commanders were ignorant of a ban imposed in on the use of five techniques, including stress positions, sleep deprivation and hooding, which were used on Mousa and the other detainees.

Lieutenant Colonel Nicholas Mercer described the way Iraqi detainees were intimidated and hooded by British soldiers as bahs.

Secretary of State for Defence and another Jurisdiction: 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.

Those arrested were detained and Mousa died on the evening of 15 September after being subjected to sustained and brutal treatment by British soldiers. 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.


Six were found not guilty.

A postmortem found he had suffered asphyxiation and at least 93 injuries to his body, including fractured ribs and a broken nose. They are demanding another public inquiry into wider allegations surrounding the abuse of more than Iraqi detainees held near Basra. In December Keilloh was baah 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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He also heard how the Ministry of Defence’s top legal advisers failed to seek the baga of Lord Goldsmith, the attorney general, who was known to take the view that British troops in Iraq were bound by the Replrt Rights Act. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Seven British soldiers were charged in connection with the case. 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.

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. A seventh, Corporal Donald Payne, who pleaded guilty, was jailed for a year and dismissed from the army. 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.

The detainees’ closing submissions noted: During the remitted Divisional Court proceedings, the Government conceded that the Public Inquiry should be established.

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