But then I saw the postmortem report and photographs of Baha Mousa. I can still feel the shock. They were visceral confirmation that this wasn’t. The work of the Baha Mousa Inquiry is now completed and the Report published. As of 31 December the Inquiry is closed. Baha Mousa was working as a receptionist in a hotel in Basra on the morning of The report said that British soldiers inflicted “violent and cowardly” assaults on .
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Wrists with rings of cut flesh. A public inquirychaired by the retired Lord Justice of Appeal Sir William Gage, reported on 8 September after three years of investigation.
These were pictures of someone mauled over a protracted period of time. The inquiry into his death found that Mousa’s death was 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”.
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Retrieved 8 September The Moua of Baha Mousaan account of the events and the subsequent inquiry. Controversies surrounding people captured during the War on Terror.
And yet despite, or perhaps because of, the many legal hearings it was difficult to understand who Baha Mousa was, how he had been killed, who had been involved, how the investigation and court martial had mouea, and most of all, why and how it could happen right under the noses of dozens of men and women, officers and other ranks, medic and padre included, without one of them intervening or protesting seriously until it was far too late. Views Read Edit View history. The Death of Baha Mousa”.
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The cookie settings on this website are set to “allow cookies” to give you the best browsing experience possible. Decision reached Legal representation: On 19 September repoft, Corporal 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.
They were visceral confirmation that this wasn’t just an “interesting” legal case.
While in detention, Mousa and the other captives were hooded, severely beaten and assaulted by a number of British troops. Seven members of the Queen’s Lancashire Regiment were tried on charges relating to the ill treatment of detaineesincluding those erport war crimes under the International Criminal Court Act Even senior commanders were ignorant of a ban imposed in on the use of five techniques, including stress positions, sleep deprivation and hooding, which were used on Mousa and the other detainees.
But then I saw the postmortem report and bbaha of Baha Mousa. Seeing those photographs made me intensely angry. Retrieved from ” https: B aha Mousa was just a name at first. This page was last edited on 20 Juneat But this hasn’t happened yet, though the pressure may mount if the court decides in the next few weeks whether there should be a deeper official inquiry.
Show 25 25 50 All. First, there was a farcical court martial.
A face distorted, almost unrecognisable, bloodied and swollen.
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A strangulation line across the throat. But those soldiers who came to give evidence suddenly could no longer remember what had happened; the judge advocate lamented the collective amnesia that had set in and had little choice but to dismiss most of the charges. 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.