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Doctor who denied he saw Iraqi detainee’s injuries is struck off medical register

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e8686 (Published 21 December 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e8686
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

A former army doctor who was found guilty of misconduct over the death of the Iraqi detainee Baha Mousa has been ordered to be struck off the medical register.

Derek Keilloh’s dishonesty in maintaining his story over several years, including under oath, that he was unaware of Mousa’s injuries meant that “with regret” the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service had to strike him off, the chairman of its fitness to practise panel, Brian Alderman, told him.

Keilloh, then aged 28, was serving as regimental medical officer with the First Battalion Queen’s Lancashire Regiment in Basra in 2003, in the aftermath of the Iraq invasion. Mousa, an innocent man who had been detained and hooded and beaten by soldiers guarding him, was found on …

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