The Unnatural Death of Dr. David Kelly: Template for “Legalised Cover-up” of Political Assassinations By Dr. Miriam Stevenson

2 September 2013

At the time of writing it is September 2013. What would happen if Dr Kelly’s body were to be found today? Or, what if the campaign to re-open his inquest were successful? Could citizens feel confident that an inquest would be opened, chaired by an appropriately skilled (medically qualified) Coroner who can call a jury, subpoena witnesses, place witnesses under oath and deliver an independent, evidence-based verdict? Most would agree that all these criteria would need to be met as minimal conditions for justice to be done and seen to be done after years of obfuscation by the executive. What the citizenry want for Dr Kelly is due process in a proper courtroom. Dream on.

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Professor Richard Shepherd and the Unnatural Death of Dr David Kelly: Haemorrhage from Cutting the Ulnar Artery. A Sole Cause of Death? By Dr. David Halpin

13 August 2013 — Global Research

The Mysterious Death of Dr David Kelly: "Subversion of Due Process" of the Law in the United Kingdom

These are three sentences from a short letter written by the author and published in the Morning Star 16th of December 2003.

As a past trauma and orthopaedic surgeon I cannot easily accept that even the deepest cut into one wrist would cause such exsanguination (bleeding out) that death resulted.  The two arteries are of matchstick size and would have quickly shut down and clotted. (He did not know then that the ulnar artery alone was transected ie cut across.)

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The British Police: getting away with murder since 1969 By Koos Couvé

9 August 2013 — Open Democracy

827 people have died in police custody since 2004. Not a single police officer has been convicted. Families have struggled hard for justice, encountering multiple failures and police collusion from the IPCC. Why is police accountability failing in this most serious of issues?

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The Unnatural Death of Dr David Kelly: The Illusions of the Illicit Hutton Inquiry – the ‘Forensics’ By Dr. David Halpin

9 August 2013 — Global Research

Subversion of  Due Process: The Death of Dr. David Kelly

If Albion is perfidious in foreign lands is it not likely its cunning and its lying will be strong suits on the home front? The trappings of Crown, ancient ceremony, and red empire stamp authority and apparent integrity on the British state. These, and much else, are the coinage of a supine and incestuous media and especially of the BBC, the state broadcaster and supreme propagandist. ‘Nation shall speak peace unto nation’ is its most ironic motto. The whole works in terrible concert.

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Political Assasination? Was Dr. David Kelly about to Blow that Whistle? Evidence from Daughter Rachel Kelly By Dr. David Halpin

5 August 2013 — Global Research


Hutton started sitting 1st August 2003 in a modern attachment to the neo-medieval Royal Courts of Justice with IT facilities on hand.  He sat alone.  His sonorous voice suggested authority, but he had no coronial experience.  He probably did not know there are four chambers in the human heart but he did know about death and blood. 

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Statewatch News Online, 26 July 2013 (12/13) UK News

25 July 2013 — – e-mail:

1.   UK: The IPCC has today published their annual statistics on deaths during or following police contact 
2.   UK: Independent Police Complaints Commission report (IPPC): Metropolitan Police Service handling of complaints alleging race discrimination
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Political Assassination and the Crimes of War: The “Unnatural Death” of Dr. David Kelly By Dr. David Halpin

19 July 2013 — Global Research

A bearded man of avuncular appearance had started early in replying to e-mails on the 17th July 2003. He was in the office of his pretty cottage, with the scent of roses telling of an English summer. The little village of Southmoor was stirring. He was to send over 80 via one of five hard drives and mostly in reply. Some would be encrypted because he was writing to friends and colleagues who like him shared secrets in the field of “WMDs”. And some would be human and ordinary as from a father of three daughters. He had delighted in seeing a new born foal and arranged to take his daughter Rachel down the village that Thursday evening to see young life together.

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Family Sues G4S For Killing Angolan Deportee By Pratap ChatterjeeFamily Sues G4S For Killing Angolan Deportee By Pratap Chatterjee

10 July 2013 — Corpwatch Blog

United Families & Friends Campaign rally. Photo by 4WardEver UK. Used under Creative Commons license.

The family of Jimmy Mubenga, an Angolan refugee in the UK, has brought a civil lawsuit against G4S, the world’s largest private security company. Mubenga died on October 12, 2010 while being restrained by G4S guards who were hired to help deport him from the country.

Mubenga lived in the UK for 16 years but was convicted for involvement in a pub fight. He was then deported by the UK Border Authority (UKBA) under laws that allow non-citizens to be kicked out of the country if they are sentenced to prison.

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The death of David Kelley: First court hearing Mon 19 Dec & vigil from 10am

16 December 2011 — The David Kelly Inquest Fund

At long last a step closer to a coroner’s inquest into the death of Dr. David Kelly. This would be the first time a court would hear the medical anomalies that led many to conclude that Dr Kelly did not commit suicide. Will the lid on the government cover-up about the case and this pandora’s box be lifted?

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Published for the first time, the papers which could finally force full inquest into the death of Dr David Kelly By Miles Goslett

13 December, 2010 — Daily Mail

kelly21.jpegToday, the Daily Mail publishes for the first time the legal document which could trigger a full coroner’s inquest into the death of Dr David Kelly.

The document, formally known as a memorial was written by group of campaigning doctors who have been trying to secure an inquest since 2004.

It lists the sequence of events which led up to Dr Kelly’s death and the legal reasons they believe an inquest ought to be held.

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J7: 7/7 Inquests Blog: The Strange Account of Ross Mallinson

28 October, 2010 — J7: 7/7 Inquests Blog

Examining and documenting the proceedings of the Coroner’s Inquest into the London Bombings of 7 July 2005, including analysis of the hearing transcripts and the evidence presented.

In J7’s submission to the 7/7 Inquests, amongst the many questions we posed in relation to the events at Aldgate, we asked:

What train was Mr Mallinson on? Was an announcement made at Aldgate that there had been a bomb on a train?

In the morning session of 25 October Mr Keith questioned a Miss Melanie Jane O’Dell:

Questions by MR KEITH
MR KEITH: Good morning.
A. Good morning.
Q. Could you give the court your full name, please?
A. Melanie Jane O’Dell.
Q. May I ask, is it Miss O’Dell or Mrs O’Dell?
A. Miss.”


“Q. Did you take Mr Henning with you, in fact, towards the rear of the train as well?
A. Yes, he wanted me to hold his hand and he wanted me to stay — he asked me to stay with him.
Q. And so obviously, because he was injured, you did so?
A. Mm, I was concerned there was another passenger called — whose name was Ross, and I was worried about him, because he wasn’t particularly coherent and he was quite quiet, and he was — he had quite a bad — what looked to me like a bad head cut.
Q. Presumably, he left the carriage along with the rest of you, did he, or did he stay —
A. Somebody else helped him.
Q. Could you see him being brought out?
A. I didn’t see him because he was behind us, but then I saw him — when I got to Aldgate eventually, I went over to Aldgate bus station and got on a double decker bus, I saw him being helped onto — into an ambulance.
Q. So you knew he had been removed from the train?
A. Yes.”

According to O’Dell’s account, Ross Malinson was aboard train 204 along with Michael Henning.

However, Mr Mallinson was one of the people on the list of survivors designated as Properly Interested Persons (PIPs) in the initial hearings to the Inquests, and also one that had received legal aid to be represented. Justice Hallett was later to make her ruling that PIP status for survivors was to be withdrawn and they were not to be represented at the Inquests proper, although they could be called as witnesses during proceedings.

Mr Mallinson is described in the footnotes to those initial hearing transcripts as follows:

80 The following applicants were not in the same carriage as the explosions: Michael Henning, Elizabeth Kenworthy, John Blundell, Joanne Cole, Jacqueline Putnam, Ellaine Young, Angela Ioannou, Susan Maxwell, Lesley Ratcliff, George Roskilly. Further Tim Coulson and Ross Mallinson were not travelling on the same train as the explosion, although Mr. Coulson entered the affected carriage and provided first aid.

O’Dell places Mallinson on Ciricle Line train 204, yet the Inquests’ own documentation states quite clearly that Mr Mallinson wasn’t on that train at all.

J7 would suggest that the reference to ‘her’ in the following Inquests transcript is an error as Mr O’Connor was not representing a female client travelling in another train. The only PIP who suffered the injuries described was Ross Mallinson and Mr O’Connor was his legal counsel:

[Mr O’Connor] carriage, and thus drawing a boundary about whether you’re in the same carriage or not would be arbitrary and irrational, and indeed, even not in the same train, one of our clients, madam, you will have seen suffered a very serious fractured skull requiring two operations and was actually in a train passing opposite the explosion. Such is the random impact, that it went through windows and injured her desperately seriously.

As can be seen in the Trackernet image in a previous article about the events at Aldgate, there appears to be no train ‘passing opposite the explosion’ on Circle Line train 204.
In an interview with The Age published in July 2005, it was claimed that Mr Mallinson was travelling on a train in front of Circle Line train 204, travelling between Aldgate station and Tower Hill:

Mr Mallinson was on his way to work as a computer programmer for an insurance company at Tower Hill when Shehzad Tanweer, 22, detonated the bomb on a train between Liverpool and Aldgate stations on the Circle Line. Minutes later, Mr Mallinson’s train, also on the Circle Line, began moving again, slowly passing Aldgate station, where an announcer warned passengers that there had been a bomb on a train, probably the one directly behind Mr Mallinson’s. His train continued to Tower Hill station, where two police officers carried him to the surface. He gave his mobile phone to a woman next to him and asked her to call his wife, Judy.

This would have huge implications if indeed this account is true. Firstly, the announcement at Aldgate of a ‘bomb’ whilst all the accounts heard at the Inquests this week have referred only to an ‘electrical explosion’ or ‘power surge’ in the first moments after this event and secondly, that the power was indeed on or had been reset after the explosion on train 204. The tracks would have to have been live after the explosion.
Not a word has been heard at the 7/7 Inquests of any other train ‘moving’ at Aldgate or in the vicinity of Circle Line train 204, apart from a Metropolitan Line train 447 which was going in the opposite direction and had only just begun to leave the station from platform 2 before it stopped suddenly. There has certainly been no mention of the explosion impacting ‘through the window of a passing train’ onto Mr Mallinson as referenced by his legal counsel, Mr O’Connor.

The driver of Metropolitan Line train 447 was not called to court to give evidence, instead the first of two statements that he made was read by Hugo Keith QC:

[Statement of MR MARK WILLIAMS] read “I then got on to train 447, which again is a Metropolitan Line train which was running on time. As I pulled away, I heard an extremely loud bang. At this point, I was about half a car length out of the station. I immediately stopped and, at the same time, the Underground electrical traction current turned off and the lights in the tunnel turned on. I did not open my doors as I was unsure of exactly what had happened. I then heard shouting from the station staff on the platform and the doors were being opened by two other train operators, Eldridge and Paul Haskins who were manually opening the doors. I could see this train was facing me in the tunnel, as it had just turned the corner. This was a C stock style train. I then went back through one car and got out of the train and joined the two other train operators, Eldridge and Paul Haskins.

Metropolitan Line train 447 appears to have been evacuated within 3 to 4 minutes and well before the evacuation of Circle Line train 204.
At yesterday’s hearing, Mr Mallinson was mentioned, not by a witness present to give evidence and answer questions but in a statement read to the court by Hugo Keith QC, from ‘rookie’ BTP officer, Robert Whyte:

[Statement of Mr Robert Whyte, dated 8/07/05, read] “Myself and PC Hatcher, along with the cycle officer, attempted to break open the door of the next carriage along from the badly damaged carriage. We were not successful in doing this. We then attempted to locate some sort of metal object that could help us in our effort to open the train doors. We could not find anything that could help us. “I then helped a male, who had a very severe head injury, who was holding a piece of bloodstained cloth tightly on the side of his head. The male, who I now know to be Ross Charles Mallison. He was shaking and kept telling me he was very faint. I took the male’s small suitcase in one hand and told the male to put his arm around my shoulder for support. I told the male it would be a short walk to the platform where we could get him some medical attention. I kept trying to reassure the male along the entire walk of the track. I walked the male to the exit of the station where I was joined by a firefighter. This firefighter took the male by the other arm for more support. I was informed by this firefighter that they were using double decker buses across the road as the places to sit down injured people. Myself and the firefighter walked the male over to the buses. We sat him down on the first bus. The firefighter then asked if I was okay. I said I was. The fireman then left. I asked the male to sit back down and try to relax and try to take deep breaths. A male sitting behind me then handed me a piece of clean cloth. I replaced the man’s cloth he had on his head with this piece of fresh cloth. A paramedic then came over and spoke to the male. He asked how he was feeling. I then asked the male if he was okay and he said ‘yes’ so I left the male in the hands of the paramedic on the bus.
“At this point, I decided to head back down into the station and try to help anybody else that needed help. Once again, I went into the station, headed downstairs to the left and on to the track. I came across a male and female that needed some help. I believe that they were boyfriend and girlfriend.

How curious that Mr Whyte was able to include the full name of Ross Mallinson apparently on 08/07/05 whereas he doesn’t name the ‘male and female’ to whom he also gave assistance.

Neither is there any mention of the place from which Mr Mallinson was rescued and aided. Nor any mention of him being rescued from a different train to Circle Line train 204. In fact, O’Dell’s account places him on the very train that the Inquests’ documentation claims he wasn’t. It may be worth noting at this stage that Miss O’Dell gave a statement in July 2005 and was asked by Lady Justice Hallett to prepare another statement, over five years later, in August 2010.

The fact remains that the evidence adduced to the Inquest from Mr Whyte & Ms O’Dell differs greatly from the original account of Mr Mallinson’s that he gave to The Age in July 2005 and that Mr O’Connor QC submitted to the Inquest.

Mr O’Connor QC had no option to question or challenge these statements on Mr Mallinson’s behalf, since survivors such as Mr Mallinson are no longer legally represented at the Inquests.

Judge rules that the jury in the Charles de Menezes murder cannot consider the killing as unlawful

Dear Friends

As you may have heard in the news, the Coroner at the inquest into the police shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes has ruled that the jury cannot consider the verdict of unlawful killing. Instead he has ruled that they can only return a verdict of lawful or open.

As I write, lawyers for the Menezes family are in the High Court trying to challenge the Coroner’s decision. Due to legal technicalities we cannot comment on this at the moment but will be doing so in due course. Keep an eye on our blog for updates.

This morning as the Coroner started his summing up and the Menezes family and their supporters walked out of court in protest.

We await the outcome of our High Court challenge we we are hoping we can get that before the judges summing up finishes so the jury get the opportunity to return a verdict which reflects all the evidence.

Thanks for all your messages of support. Feel free to bombard the newspapers and press with comment.


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Will we ever be told the truth about the death of Dr David Kelly? by Melanie Philipps

24 July 2006 — Daily Mail

Everyone knows, don’t they, that most untoward events generally have banal explanations such as muddle, incompetence or sheer blind chance.

To believe otherwise is to run the risk of being branded a ‘conspiracy theorist’, a small step away from being lumped together with the kind of people who think that crop circles are designed by visitors from Mars or that Princess Diana was murdered by MI6.

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