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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During the remitted Divisional Court proceedings, the Government conceded that the Public Inquiry should be inqiury. Seven British soldiers were charged in connection with the case.

This page was last edited on 20 Juneat Retrieved 8 September Retrieved from ” https: Secretary of State for Defence and another Jurisdiction: He told ITV’s Daybreak: 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.

A former Inqyiry soldier, who was serving in Iraq when Mousa was beaten to death, today said: The court martial judge accused the soldiers of closing ranks, a bzha Gage might echo. While in detention, Mousa and the other captives were hooded, severely beaten and assaulted by a number of British troops. Lawyers acting mouss families of Iraqis detained by British troops, however, have since collected fresh material which they claim does point to widespread abuse.

The Baha Mousa Public Inquiry

Controversies surrounding people captured during the War on Terror. The interveners made submissions on the practices of states during the occupation of foreign territory that bahha subvert the rule of law and state accountability and give rise to impunity for grave violations of human rights.

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 Inqiry Criminal Court Act Some of the other detainees were also severely assaulted.

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 shut, he added. It was told that British troops used interrogation techniques — hooding, deprivation of sleep, food and drink, subjection to noise and wall-standing — outlawed by the UK government in March after an iinquiry into interrogation in Northern Ireland. The Death of Baha Mousaan account of the events and the subsequent inquiry.


The inquiry into his death found that Mousa’s death mousz caused by “factors including lack of food and water, heat, exhaustion, fear, previous injuries and the hooding and stress positions used by British troops – and a final struggle with his guards”.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Archived from the original on A postmortem found he had suffered asphyxiation and at least 93 injuries to his body, including fractured ribs and a broken nose. They argued that the UK authorities had refused to conduct an independent and thorough investigation into the circumstances of the killings. Corporal Donald Payne pleaded guilty to inhumane treatment of a prisoner and was jailed for a year and dismissed from the Army.

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.

Views Read Edit View history. Two days later, Mousa was found dead. Eight or more civilians died in the custody of British troops in the weeks after the invasion of Iraq, despite frequent warnings by the army’s most senior legal adviser there about unlawful inqujry of detainees, the inquiry heard.

An unprecedented, two-year public inquiry into the conduct of British soldiers in Iraq is reporh to report stinging criticism of senior army officers and their legal advisers, and highlight the failure to pass orders down the chain of command. Its function was to examine the circumstances surrounding the death of Mousa as well as to investigate the use of conditioning techniques used by the British Army during the campaign in Iraq from The Report contained 73 clear recommendations to the MoD.

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 of Iraq and its aftermath. In October Andrew T. 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.


The cookie settings on this website are set to “allow cookies” to give you the best browsing experience possible. On 19 NousaCorporal Donald Payne pleaded guilty to a charge of inhumane treatment to persons, making him the first member of the British armed forces to plead guilty to a war crime.

Darlington and Stockton Times. His father was an applicant in this case.

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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. A seventh, Corporal Donald Payne, who pleaded guilty, was jailed for a year and dismissed from the army.

The inquiry heard that Mousa was hooded for almost 24 hours during his 36 hours of custody by the inquirry Battalion of the Queen’s Lancashire Regiment and that he suffered at least 93 injuries prior to his death. Enhanced interrogation techniques Ghost detainees Waterboarding Destruction of interrogation tapes. Gage heard evidence that military and civilian officials tried to downplay the significance of Mousa’s death and dissembled when MPs asked about the circumstances surrounding it.

A final 1,page report said a “large number” of soldiers assaulted Mousa and that many others, including officers, must have known about the abuse. Mousa died after 36 hours in detention.

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Mousa was brutally beaten by British soldiers at the base and he died of his injuries some thirty-six hours after his detention. 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. Decision reached Legal representation: They are also expected to demand the prosecution of individual soldiers or officials.