Saturday, June 03, 2006

MP to investigate Dr Kelly's death

A backbench MP is to investigate the "unanswered questions" from the official inquiry into the death of weapons scientist Dr David Kelly.

The former Liberal Democrat environmental spokesman Norman Baker today revealed his decision to stand down from the shadow cabinet two months ago was based on a quest to establish the "truth" behind Dr Kelly's death.

Dr Kelly was found dead on July 18 2003 after being named as the possible source of a BBC story on the British government's Iraq dossier regarding false claims of WMD in Iraq.

David Broucher, a British ambassador, reported a conversation he recalled having with Dr Kelly at a Geneva meeting in February 2003. Broucher had asked Kelly what would happen if Iraq were invaded, and Kelly had replied, 'I will probably be found dead in the woods.'

The Guardian's Guide to the Kelly Issue


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