We have enormous sympathy and the greatest respect for those who have acted with such determination and industry on behalf of the claimant; the case has been conducted on behalf of the claimant with great skill and very considerable restraint and economy….They have substantially succeeded on the issue… and in that success they have sustained a very important public interest under the Convention that otherwise might have gone by default.  We cannot stress too highly our indebtedness to the claimant’s legal team and the necessity for the highest quality of legal representation in cases involving such difficult issues relating to important matters of real public interest.  R (Ali Zaki Mousa (No.2)) v Secretary of State for Defence [2013] EWHC 2941(Admin). Judgment dated 02.10.2013

Rt Hon Sir John Thomas and Honourable Mr Justice Silber
 
 

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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