Many will be aware of the controversy surrounding the death of Dr David Kelly, the world-renowned weapons inspector who was said to have blown the whistle about the “sexing-up” of the intelligence case that took our countries into the 2003 Iraq War.
Ignoring all standard British legal requirements, there has never been an inquest into Dr Kelly’s sudden death in 2003. Subsequent government enquiries have tried to assert over the years that he committed suicide. However, a group of senior British doctors has consistently challenged these findings and stated that his death was not proved to be suicide beyond all reasonable doubt.
The current senior legal advisor to the UK Coalition government, Attorney General Dominic Grieve, promised before last year’s election that he would consider a formal inquest into Dr Kelly’s death. However, since coming to power Grieve has retreated from that. In addition, all the evidence surrounding the death of Dr Kelly will, exceptionally, remain classified for 70 years.
The British doctors, led by Dr David Halpin, have one last chance to get to the truth. This week, they are applying for a Judicial Review of Grieve’s decision.
The legal papers need to be filed by 8th September, and the costs of this case will be at least £50,000, much of which has already been contributed by the doctors and supporters. They are asking for donations to cover the remainder. Please help if you can, spread the word to all your contacts, and ask them to make a financial pledge at this site.