“We wish to pay tribute to the way the case has been handled by all concerned, albeit after a slow start on the part of the Secretary of State.” (per Lord Justice Richards in R (on the application of Maya Evans) v The Secretary of State for Defence [2010] EWHC 1445 (Admin))

Lord Justice Richards
 
 

Doctor at Centre of Baha Mousa's Death sees Fitness to Practice Panel Reconvened from Sunday, 16 December 2012

Dr. Derek Keilloh, who is being investigated by the Medical Practitioners’ Tribunal Service for his role in the death of Baha Mousa, will see his Fitness to Practice Panel reconvened this weekend. The Panel’s determination on facts will be announced on Sunday, 16 December and the investigation into complaints that Dr Keilloh’s fitness to practice has been impaired as a result of misconduct will continue until next Friday, 21 December.

Baha Mousa died on 15 September 2003 after three days of vicious abuse at Battle Group Main, the main base of 1st Queen’s Lancashire Regiment (1QLR). Dr Keilloh was the Regimental Medical Officer at Battle Group Main and was responsible for the welfare of Baha Mousa and the other Iraqi civilians detained with him.

At the public inquiry into Baha Mousa’s death, Dr Keilloh said that he had not noticed extensive injuries on Baha Mousa’s body and had only noticed a small trace of dried blood under his nostril. The final report of the chair of the Inquiry, Sir William Gage, recorded that Baha Mousa had sustained 93 different external injuries including “multiple bruises and grazes situated on the head, neck and torso and the upper and lower limbs.”

Public Interest Lawyers act for Baha Mousa’s father, Colonel Daoud Mousa. Colonel Mousa will not be available for comment on Sunday, 16 December. However, Cianan Good of Public Interest Lawyers will be in attendance at the hearing. Phil Shiner will also be available for media interviews.

 For more information please contact Public Interest Lawyers on 0121 515 5069 or by email: cianan.good@publicinterestlawyers.co.uk

Cianan Good will also be available to take enquiries on Sunday 16 December on 07735 410488.


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