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Army doctor “heard our cries” but failed to act, says Iraqi detainee

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e4213 (Published 18 June 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e4213
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

A British army doctor in Basra ignored the cries of detained civilians who were being beaten by troops in the aftermath of the invasion of Iraq, one of the detainees told a Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service panel, part of the new fitness to practise service of the UK General Medical Council.

Derek Keilloh is accused of misconduct in covering up the injuries of Baha Mousa, who died in September 2003 after a beating by soldiers from the 1st battalion Queens Lancashire Regiment, and failing in his duty to the other civilians who were detained after a raid on a hotel.

The hotel’s co-owner, Ahmed …

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