Army doctor was dishonest about injuries to detained Iraqi, finds tribunal

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 17 December 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e8550
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

A former British army doctor has been found guilty of dishonesty over the death of the Iraqi detainee Baha Mousa in 2003.

The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service held that Derek Keilloh lied when he said that he saw no injuries on Mousa’s body, except old dried blood by his nose.

Keilloh denied knowledge of any other injuries in a witness statement two days after Mousa’s death and maintained his account in an interview under caution, in evidence under oath at a court martial of seven soldiers, and at the public inquiry into Mousa’s …

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