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David Kelly’s former Iraq aide joins call for inquiry into his ‘suicide’

Posted By admin On July 20, 2009 @ 10:57 am In Featured Stories | Comments Disabled

Sharon Churcher and Christopher Leake
UK Daily Mail [1]
Monday, July 20, 2009

A close confidante of Government scientist Dr David Kelly has demanded a new investigation into his death.

Mai Pederson, a US Air Force linguist who served in Iraq with Dr Kelly’s weapons inspection team, has called on Attorney General Baroness Scotland to carry out a ‘formal, independent and complete review’ into the ‘suspicious circumstances’ of his death.

Ms Pederson’s intervention comes a week after The Mail on Sunday disclosed that a team of doctors are mounting a legal challenge to the Hutton Inquiry’s conclusion that he committed suicide.

The inquiry, commissioned by Tony Blair, ruled that the 59-year-old used a blunt gardening knife to slit an artery on his left wrist in July 2003 after swallowing co-proxamol painkillers.

His death, near his Oxfordshire home, came after he was exposed as being the source for a BBC news report questioning the justification for war in Iraq.

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URLs in this post:

[1] UK Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1200566/Kelly-s-Iraq-aide-joins-inquiry.html

[2] 13 doctors demand inquest into Dr David Kelly’s death: http://www.prisonplanet.com/13-doctors-demand-inquest-into-dr-david-kellys-death.html

[3] Doctors call for Dr David Kelly inquest to resume: http://www.prisonplanet.com/doctors-call-for-dr-david-kelly-inquest-to-resume.html

[4] David Kelly’s closest female confidante on why he COULDN’T have killed himself: http://www.prisonplanet.com/david-kellys-closest-female-confidante-on-why-he-couldnt-have-killed-himself.html

[5] David Kelly death was ‘textbook suicide’: Autopsy doctor: http://www.prisonplanet.com/david-kelly-death-was-textbook-suicide-autopsy-doctor.html

[6] Dr Kelly ‘couldn’t have slit his wrist as he was too weak’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/dr-kelly-couldnt-have-slit-his-wrist-as-he-was-too-weak.html

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