Archive for June, 2010

The investigation into the death of weapons expert Dr David Kelly might be reopened, according to the Daily Mail.

The newspaper says new Attorney General Dominic Grieve is considering a review of the suicide finding of the Lord Hutton inquiry.

The Daily Mail says the Government might also reconsider the fact that there has still been no inquest, the usual procedure in sudden or violent deaths.

Last September, for a programme called Wales This Week: The Welsh Connection, I interviewed a friend of Dr Kelly’s, author and security expert Gordon Thomas.

He disagreed with Lord Hutton’s suicide conclusion and led calls for the inquest. The Daily Mail also claims that Justice Secretary Ken Clarke is considering a request from campaigning doctors to release medical files relating to the death.
As reported here in February the previous UK Government had claimed that the post mortem examination report into the death of biological weapons expert Dr David Kelly was being kept secret to protect his family.
Campaigning MP Norman Baker had asked then Justice Minister Michael Wills who had made the decision that medical reports and photographs connected to the death of Dr Kelly should not be closed for 70 years.
He also asked on what legal basis the decision was made.
Mr Wills told him: “No determination has been made that the medical reports and photographs connected to the death of Dr. David Kelly should be closed for 70 years.
“Rather, Lord Hutton noted in his statement on 26 January that he had requested that the post mortem examination report relating to Dr. Kelly not be disclosed for 70 years in view of the distress that could be caused to Dr. Kelly’s wife and daughters.”

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