Britain Iraq Abuse

December 21, 2012 - 12:33 PM
FILE - Undated handout photo made available by the Baha Mousa Public Inquiry shows Iraqi man Baha Mousa and family. A British doctor was stripped of his medical license Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, for misconduct and dishonesty over the death of an Iraqi man who was beaten and killed while in the custody of British troops.The latest fallout from Britain's troubled occupation of Iraq came as defense officials confirmed they have paid 14 million pounds ($23 million) to settle claims of abuse from more than 200 Iraqis. Dr. Derek Keilloh treated Baha Mousa, a hotel clerk who died at a British base after being detained in Basra in September 2003 during a sweep for insurgents. Keilloh, then a 28-year-old captain in the Queen's Lancashire Regiment, tried unsuccessfully to revive Mousa, but denied knowledge of the scale of the man's injuries. A public inquiry found that Mousa had sustained 93 injuries, including fractured ribs and a broken nose, in an "appalling episode of serious gratuitous violence" by British troops. (AP Photo/Baha Mousa Inquiry, File)