Charles Falconer

Tony Blair’s ex-roommate shut down inquest into death of David Kelly: report

By Daniel Tencer
Monday, December 13th, 2010


UK may reopen inquest into death of Iraq whistleblower

Britain's attorney general may finally allow a full inquest into the death of David Kelly, a weapons inspector who died under suspicious circumstances shortly after being identified as the source of a leak that embarrassed the British government ahead of the invasion of Iraq.

A probe carried out shortly after Kelly's death -- known as the Hutton inquiry -- was made secret by the British government. Earlier this year, the new coalition government unsealed those records, showing that the inquiry had concluded Kelly's death was a suicide.