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|birth_date=14 May 1944
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|description=Dr David Kelly, a UN weapons inspector who died in highly suspicious circumstances
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'''Dr David Kelly''' was an expert in biological warfare and a former UN weapons inspector in [[Iraq]].
  
Dr David Christopher Kelly, CMG (14 May 1944–17 July 2003) was an employee of the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (MoD), an expert in biological warfare and a former United Nations weapons inspector in Iraq. Kelly's discussion with BBC Radio 4 Today programme journalist Andrew Gilligan about the British government's dossier on weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in Iraq inadvertently caused a major political scandal. He was found dead days after appearing before the Parliamentary committee charged with investigating the scandal.
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On 29 May 2003, journalist [[Andrew Gilligan]] reported on BBC Radio 4's ''Today Programme'' that "one of the senior officials" in charge of drawing up the British government's dossier, purporting to show the danger of Iraq's [[weapons of mass destruction]], said that what would later be termed the ''[[dodgy dossier]]'' had been 'sexed up'.<ref>[http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/3090681.stm "Full text: Gilligan's Today reports"]</ref>
  
==Some of the Unanswered Questions==
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On 10 July 2003, Dr David Kelly was named as the source for Gilligan's report on the government's Iraq dossier and called to appear on 15 July 2003 before the Parliamentary Committee charged with investigating the scandal.
'''As at May 2011'''
 
#'''Operation Mason''', the police code-name for the search for Dr Kelly, was officially started before his family had reported him missing. The official explanation is that operation start times are often made retrospective to cover any preceding period relevant to the operation; but if this were the reason in this case, then the start time would need to be weeks, not hours earlier. Who authorised the opening of documentation on the operation and at precisely what time?
 
#Why were there no fingerprints on Dr Kelly's knife, pill packets, water bottle, glasses, mobile or watch? He wore no gloves. Police knew this when they gave evidence to Hutton but the absence of prints wasn't mentioned.
 
#Lord Hutton said photographic evidence showed Dr Kelly's body was found propped against a tree, yet the first paramedic to reach the scene said he was originally flat on his back. Who moved the body and why?
 
#Detective Constable Coe of Thames Valley Police, who guarded Dr Kelly's body after it was found, has admitted concealing the presence of an unidentified man at the scene. His Inquiry evidence indicates, in unambiguous terms, that he was with just one other person (DC Shields), whereas those who met him as he arrived at the scene say he was with TWO others. The report itself also numbers DC Coe as one of three plain clothes police officers to arrive before the official search-tasked uniformed officers. Evidence from those other officers (notably PC's Franklin and Sawyer) describe DC Coe as being with two UNIFORMED officers (Related - Item 10). These are serious anomalies which were not explored by the Inquiry and which require explanation.
 
#In 2003 Dr Kelly's friend, Mai Pederson, told police Dr Kelly couldn't cut steak because of an old injury to his right arm. How could he have slashed his left wrist? She also said he had a pill phobia.
 
#Former MP Robert Jackson has said Dr Kelly's GP, Dr Malcolm Warner, told him he saw the corpse immediately after its discovery. When Dr Warner gave evidence to the Hutton Inquiry he failed to report this. Why?
 
#All medical and scientific reports, and photographs of Dr Kelly's body were secretly classified for 70 years by Lord Hutton after the death. On what legal basis was that done and why?
 
#The death certificate does not state where he died, as it should, but was registered midway through the Hutton Inquiry anyway, before Hutton concluded how he died. Why?
 
#According to Dr Kelly's widow, police stripped wallpaper from their sitting room on the night of his disappearance. Why?
 
#Several key witnesses did not appear at Hutton. They include Paul Weaving, supposedly the last person to see Dr Kelly alive; DC Shields, one of the police first at the scene and described by other police witnesses as a 'Uniformed' officer, but by others as in plain clothes as would be expected of a DC (See item 4 above); Dr Eileen Hickey, the forensic biologist who attended Harrowdown Hill. Why?
 
#A 110ft communications mast was erected outside Dr Kelly's house immediately after he was declared missing early on July 18. Was it used to communicate with Tony Blair (en route to Tokyo from Washington) and/or his spin chief Alastair Campbell?
 
#What was the mission of the helicopter which landed at Harrowdown Hill about 90 minutes after discovery of Dr Kelly's body and which was not mentioned at all in the proceedings of the Hutton Inquiry. According to the Daily Mail, the helicopter flight log, released under FOI provisions, shows that it was on hire to the Thames valley Police and has been 'heavily redacted' <ref>[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1386967/Mystery-helicopter-landed-scene-Dr-Kellys-death-body-found.html Mystery of the helicopter that landed at scene of Dr Kelly's death after his body was found] Daily Mail 14 May 2011]</ref> so the [[Wikispooks:Definitions|'Authorities']] clearly have things to hide concerning its mission.
 
#Whose fingerprints are on Dr Kelly's dental records file that went missing for just 24 hours from the surgery on the day of his death. Information confirming the existence of the fingerprints was released under an FOI request on 23 May 2011 and contradicts the evidence about them which was given to the Hutton Inquiry by Assistant Chief Constable Michael Page. <ref>[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1389873/Dr-Kelly-police-probe-thrown-doubt-riddle-prints-missing-dental-records.html?ito=feeds-newsxml Dr Kelly police probe thrown into doubt over riddle of prints on 'missing' dental records] Mike Goslett Daily Mail Online 23 May 2011</ref>
 
  
'''There are probably more - Please provide answers and/or add to the list'''
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Dr Kelly was found dead several days later.<ref>[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10192271/The-betrayal-of-Dr-David-Kelly-10-years-on.html "The betrayal of Dr David Kelly, 10 years on"]</ref> The subsequent [[Hutton Inquiry]] concluded that Dr Kelly had committed suicide, but many believe that a full inquest into his death is required.<ref>[http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/3513812.stm "Kelly inquest will not be reopened"]</ref> In 2019 the ''[[Daily Mail]]'' published a story entitled ''Damning new evidence that Dr Kelly DIDN'T commit suicide: The disturbing flaws in the official government story surrounding the death of Blair's chemical weapons expert''.<ref>https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6585263/Damning-new-evidence-Dr-Kelly-DIDNT-commit-suicide.html</ref>
  
==Updates==
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==Recent revelations==
===13 August 2010. Experts urge full inquest into David Kelly death <ref>[http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iGye3ii2R1w_uBiPMtdyLk28V_yw Experts urge full inquest into David Kelly death - APF 13 August 2010]</ref> <ref>[http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/experts-call-for-full-inquest-into-death-of-david-kelly-2052315.html Experts call for full inquest into death of David Kelly - Independent 14 August 2010]</ref>===
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===Exhumation and cremation===
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According to the Oxford Mail, the remains of Dr Kelly were exhumed and cremated in July 2017 at the request of his widow Janice <ref>[http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/15626390.Grave_of_weapons_expert_Dr_David_Kelly_who_blew_whistle_on_Government__39_s_Iraq_dossier__is_moved_after___39_desecration__39_/ Grave of weapons expert Dr David Kelly who blew whistle on Government's Iraq dossier, is moved after 'desecration'] - Oxford Mail 29 October 2017</ref>. This was not reported in the UK {{CCM}} until late October 2017 where the memes of 'desecration' and '[[conspiracy theorists]] blame were firmly planted'. <ref>[https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/david-kellys-body-secretly-moved-6vk0th252 David Kelly’s body secretly moved] - Sunday Times 29 October 2017</ref> <ref>[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5028439/Body-Iraq-weapons-inspector-David-Kelly-dug-up.html Body of Iraq weapons inspector David Kelly is dug up and cremated after his grave was 'desecrated' by conspiracy theorists] - Mail Online 29 October 2017</ref> <ref>[https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/oct/29/body-of-wmd-dossier-scientist-david-kelly-exhumed Body of Iraq WMD dossier scientist David Kelly exhumed ] - The Guardian 29 October 2017</ref> She was reported to have complained of 'desecration' after a sign asking for a Coroner's inquest was left at the grave. A Home Office licence would have been required for the exhumation. Mr [[Gerrard Jones]], a member of the group '[[Justice for Kelly]], was quoted as saying:
|LONDON — A group of prominent experts on Friday called for a full inquest into the death of government weapons inspector David Kelly, whose apparent suicide in July 2003 plunged then prime minister Tony Blair into crisis. The eight senior figures said in a letter to The Times newspaper that the official cause of death in the Kelly case, haemorrhage, was "extremely unlikely" in the light of evidence since made public. The signatories included a former coroner, Michael Powers, a former deputy coroner, Margaret Bloom, and Julian Bion, a professor of intensive care medicine.
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{{QB|“We were going to go for an exhumation licence ourselves. Earlier this year, around March, I said to the coroner, if you can’t help us we might have to pursue an exhumation, and the next moment the exhumation went ahead. What does that tell you?” <ref>[http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/iraq-weapons-inspector-david-kelly-moved-cremated-weapons-of-destruction-oxfordshire-conspiracy-a8025731.html Body of Iraq weapons inspector David Kelly moved by family after conspiracy theorists leave placards at grave] - Independent 29 October 2015</ref>
 
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===David Cameron connections===
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On 7 February 2015, the ''Daily Mail'' announced that PM [[David Cameron]] had leaked details from the [[Iraq Inquiry]] report which "will be a 'devastating' indictment of the [[Tony Blair|Blair]] Government".<ref>[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2944230/Chilcot-report-devastating-say-No-10-emerges-THIRTY-firing-line-heavily-critical-Iraq-Inquiry-Blair-s-secret-letters-Bush-revealed-full.html "Chilcot report will be 'devastating' says No 10 as it emerges THIRTY are in the firing line of heavily critical Iraq Inquiry... and Blair's secret letters to Bush to be revealed in full"]</ref>
  
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On 8 February 2015, it was revealed that the [[Chilcot Inquiry]] had been tasked specifically with tracking down those responsible for “misplacing” three [[nuclear weapon]]s obtained from apartheid [[South Africa]] 25 years ago. Both [[David Cameron]] and Dr David Kelly are understood to have been involved in the diversion of these [[WMD]] which eventually became the pretext for the [[Iraq War]].<ref>[http://www.veteranstoday.com/2015/02/08/the-color-of-david-camerons-underwear/ "The Color of David Cameron’s Underwear" (updated)]</ref>
*[[Document:David Kelly Post-Mortem Report|David Kelly Post-Mortem]] - Tidied-up OCR Transcript of official Report
 
*[[File:David Kelly Post-Mortem Report.pdf]] - pdf of official post-mortem report
 
  
==External Links==
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==Unfinished book==
*[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1289692/Dr-David-Kelly-The-damning-new-evidence-points-cover-Tony-Blairs-government.html Dr David Kelly: The damning new evidence that points to a cover-up by Tony Blair's government] - Daily Mail 26 June 2010
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Dr Kelly was writing a book at the time of his death. He was intending to reveal that he warned [[Prime Minister]] [[Tony Blair]] there were no WMD in Iraq weeks before the US/UK led [[Iraq War]]. He had had several discussions with a publisher in Oxford and was seeking advice on how far he could go without breaking the [[Official Secrets Act 1989|Official Secrets Act]]. Following his death, his computers were seized by police.<ref>[http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/111971/Kelly-s-book-of-secrets "Kelly’s book of secrets"]</ref>
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Kelly_%28weapons_expert%29 David Kelly (weapons expert)] - Wikipedia Page
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*[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1311255/Dr-David-Kellys-body-obviously-moved-Paramedic-death-scene-reveals-concerns-Hutton-Inquiry.html Dr David Kelly's body 'had obviously been moved': Paramedic at death scene reveals concerns over Hutton Inquiry] - Mail Online 12 September 2010. The report also reveals that the Statutory Paramedic reports of their attendance at the scene has been "lost" and the copy of it scanned onto the NHS computer system as a matter of routine "Cannot be found either".
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*[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1386967/Mystery-helicopter-landed-scene-Dr-Kellys-death-body-found.html Mystery of the helicopter that landed at scene of Dr Kelly's death after his body was found] Daily Mail 14 May 2011
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|caption=A video by [[James Corbett]]
*[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-1386920/DAILY-MAIL-COMMENT-Doubts-Dr-Kelly-wont-away.html Doubts over Dr Kelly that won't go away] Daily Mail Comment - 14 May 2011
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*[http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/9055175.Conspiracy_theories_still_surround_Kelly_death/ Conspiracy theories still surround Kelly death]. Liam Sloan - Oxford Mail 30 May 2011
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*[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1395060/Doctors-launch-court-fight-Dr-David-Kelly-inquest-demand-turned-down.html?ito=feeds-newsxml Doctors will launch court fight if Dr David Kelly inquest demand is turned down] Mail Online 7 June 2011
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==Premature death==
*[http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2011/jun/09/david-kelly-inquest-attorney-general Attorney general rules out new David Kelly inquest] - The Guardian 9 June 2011
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{{FA|David Kelly/Premature death}}
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David Kelly was found dead days after appearing before the Parliamentary committee charged with investigating the scandal. A lot of evidence suggests that he was 'suicided', while the failure of the UK government to permit an inquest (the first such decision in a suspicious death case in several centuries) points to [[deep state]] involvement. In May 2006, [[Norman Baker]] MP stepped down as shadow environment secretary to investigate the death of David Kelly, and remarked that "the more I look into it the less convinced I am by the explanation and the more unanswered questions appear which ought to have been addressed properly by the Hutton inquiry or by the coroner."<ref name="BBC-Kelly-investigation">{{cite news |url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4995076.stm |title=MP investigates Dr Kelly's death |author=Brian Wheeler |work=BBC News online |date=19 May 2006 |accessdate=24 November 2007 | location=London}}</ref><ref>''Norman Baker'' (8 October 2007) ''"The Strange Death of David Kelly"'' Methuen ISBN 1-84275-217-0</ref> A group of senior medical practitioners, including retired surgeon Dr [[David Halpin]], formed and cited medical evidence claiming that for "all practical purposes" suicide using the means allegedly adopted by Dr Kelly "does not exist in Britain".<ref>[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1199109/13-doctors-demand-inquest-Dr-David-Kellys-death.htm "13 doctors demand inquest into Dr David Kelly's death"]</ref>
  
==Other information sources==
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==See Also==
 
*[http://dr-david-kelly.blogspot.com/ Dr David Kelly] - Blog
 
*[http://dr-david-kelly.blogspot.com/ Dr David Kelly] - Blog
*[http://drkellysdeath-suicideormurder.blogspot.com/ Dr Kelly's Death - Suicide or Murder] Blog
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*[http://chilcotscheatingus.blogspot.com/ Chilcott's Cheating Us] Blog
 
* ISBN 978 1 84275 217 3 'The Strange Death of David Kelly' - Norman Baker MP. Methuen 2007.
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_David_Kelly Death of David Kelly] - Wikipedia page
 
*[http://www.the-hutton-inquiry.org.uk/ Hutton Inquiry web site]
 
*[http://www.dmoz.org/Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/Government/Inquiries/Hutton_Inquiry/ Hutton Inquiry] - At the Open Directory Project
 
 
 
 
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Person.png Dr David Kelly   History Commons SourcewatchRdf-icon.png
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David Kelly.jpg
BornDavid Christopher Kelly
14 May 1944
Rhondda, Wales
Died17 July 2003 (Age 59)
Oxfordshire, England
NationalityBritish
Alma materUniversity of Leeds, University of Birmingham, Linacre College Oxford
ReligionBahá'í Faith
SpouseJanice Kelly
ExposedDodgy Dossier
Victim ofmurder
Interest ofMiles Goslett
SubpageDavid Kelly/Assassination
Dr David Kelly, a UN weapons inspector who died in highly suspicious circumstances

Dr David Kelly was an expert in biological warfare and a former UN weapons inspector in Iraq.

On 29 May 2003, journalist Andrew Gilligan reported on BBC Radio 4's Today Programme that "one of the senior officials" in charge of drawing up the British government's dossier, purporting to show the danger of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, said that what would later be termed the dodgy dossier had been 'sexed up'.[1]

On 10 July 2003, Dr David Kelly was named as the source for Gilligan's report on the government's Iraq dossier and called to appear on 15 July 2003 before the Parliamentary Committee charged with investigating the scandal.

Dr Kelly was found dead several days later.[2] The subsequent Hutton Inquiry concluded that Dr Kelly had committed suicide, but many believe that a full inquest into his death is required.[3] In 2019 the Daily Mail published a story entitled Damning new evidence that Dr Kelly DIDN'T commit suicide: The disturbing flaws in the official government story surrounding the death of Blair's chemical weapons expert.[4]

Recent revelations

Exhumation and cremation

According to the Oxford Mail, the remains of Dr Kelly were exhumed and cremated in July 2017 at the request of his widow Janice [5]. This was not reported in the UK Commercially-controlled media until late October 2017 where the memes of 'desecration' and 'conspiracy theorists blame were firmly planted'. [6] [7] [8] She was reported to have complained of 'desecration' after a sign asking for a Coroner's inquest was left at the grave. A Home Office licence would have been required for the exhumation. Mr Gerrard Jones, a member of the group 'Justice for Kelly, was quoted as saying:

“We were going to go for an exhumation licence ourselves. Earlier this year, around March, I said to the coroner, if you can’t help us we might have to pursue an exhumation, and the next moment the exhumation went ahead. What does that tell you?” [9]

David Cameron connections

On 7 February 2015, the Daily Mail announced that PM David Cameron had leaked details from the Iraq Inquiry report which "will be a 'devastating' indictment of the Blair Government".[10]

On 8 February 2015, it was revealed that the Chilcot Inquiry had been tasked specifically with tracking down those responsible for “misplacing” three nuclear weapons obtained from apartheid South Africa 25 years ago. Both David Cameron and Dr David Kelly are understood to have been involved in the diversion of these WMD which eventually became the pretext for the Iraq War.[11]

Unfinished book

Dr Kelly was writing a book at the time of his death. He was intending to reveal that he warned Prime Minister Tony Blair there were no WMD in Iraq weeks before the US/UK led Iraq War. He had had several discussions with a publisher in Oxford and was seeking advice on how far he could go without breaking the Official Secrets Act. Following his death, his computers were seized by police.[12]

A video by James Corbett

Premature death

Full article: David Kelly/Premature death

David Kelly was found dead days after appearing before the Parliamentary committee charged with investigating the scandal. A lot of evidence suggests that he was 'suicided', while the failure of the UK government to permit an inquest (the first such decision in a suspicious death case in several centuries) points to deep state involvement. In May 2006, Norman Baker MP stepped down as shadow environment secretary to investigate the death of David Kelly, and remarked that "the more I look into it the less convinced I am by the explanation and the more unanswered questions appear which ought to have been addressed properly by the Hutton inquiry or by the coroner."[13][14] A group of senior medical practitioners, including retired surgeon Dr David Halpin, formed and cited medical evidence claiming that for "all practical purposes" suicide using the means allegedly adopted by Dr Kelly "does not exist in Britain".[15]

See Also

14 May 1944|17 July 2003| 

Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Suffer the little childrenArticle12 November 2012Susie BonifaceNine years ago the BBC was at the centre of another frenzy when it similarly accused the government of misleading the public. Only then it wasn't child abuse, it was starting a war after publicly stating our enemy could launch chemical weapons within 45 minutes of the order being given.
Document:The Death of David Kelly and the "Sexed Up" WMD Reportarticle21 February 2008Stephen Frost
David Halpin
Christopher Burns-Cox
Paul Brandon


References

  1. "Full text: Gilligan's Today reports"
  2. "The betrayal of Dr David Kelly, 10 years on"
  3. "Kelly inquest will not be reopened"
  4. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6585263/Damning-new-evidence-Dr-Kelly-DIDNT-commit-suicide.html
  5. Grave of weapons expert Dr David Kelly who blew whistle on Government's Iraq dossier, is moved after 'desecration' - Oxford Mail 29 October 2017
  6. David Kelly’s body secretly moved - Sunday Times 29 October 2017
  7. Body of Iraq weapons inspector David Kelly is dug up and cremated after his grave was 'desecrated' by conspiracy theorists - Mail Online 29 October 2017
  8. Body of Iraq WMD dossier scientist David Kelly exhumed - The Guardian 29 October 2017
  9. Body of Iraq weapons inspector David Kelly moved by family after conspiracy theorists leave placards at grave - Independent 29 October 2015
  10. "Chilcot report will be 'devastating' says No 10 as it emerges THIRTY are in the firing line of heavily critical Iraq Inquiry... and Blair's secret letters to Bush to be revealed in full"
  11. "The Color of David Cameron’s Underwear" (updated)
  12. "Kelly’s book of secrets"
  13. Brian Wheeler (19 May 2006). "MP investigates Dr Kelly's death". BBC News online. London. Retrieved 24 November 2007.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  14. Norman Baker (8 October 2007) "The Strange Death of David Kelly" Methuen ISBN 1-84275-217-0
  15. "13 doctors demand inquest into Dr David Kelly's death"