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8 I LOCAL & NATIONAL NEWS Passion Islam I August 2009
Certificates
of approval
return of
Calls for probe into
application
fees
Dr Kelly’s ‘suicide’
On 9 April 2009 the UK
Border Agency suspended
the fee for applications
A US Air Force linguist joins a host of “sexed up” a dossier on Iraq’s weapons
to obtain a certificate of
doctors in demanding a new probe into capability.
the mysterious death of a British scientist The 59-year-old was found dead two
approval - a document
and weapons expert who opposed the days later in a forest near his Oxfordshire
that is required by many
Iraq war. residence.
migrants who are subject
The controversy surrounding Dr. The Hutton inquiry, commissioned
to immigration control and
David Kelly’s death was first rekindled by Tony Blair, ruled the death as an
following a Daily Express report in apparent suicide with a blunt gardening
who want to get married or
June that revealed the expert was in knife used to slit an artery on his left
register a civil partnership in
the middle of writing a book containing wrist. the United Kingdom.
damaging government secrets on the The doctors, including the current co-
If you applied for a
Iraq war as well as biological warfare in chairman of the National Health Service
apartheid South Africa. consultants’ association, say the wound
certificate of approval
The linguist, Mai Pederson, who to the tiny artery could not have caused
between 1 February 2005
was part of Kelly’s weapons inspection his death and that the dose of painkillers and 8 April 2009, you may
team in Iraq, has called on the Attorney he took before the attempt was not
now be eligible to have
General for England, Wales and Northern fatal.
the fee returned to you if
Ireland to carry out an ‘independent’ There has been no reported
review of the case, reported the Mail on discovery of any rough drafts of Kelly’s
you can demonstrate that
Sunday. unfinished book, as his computers were
payment of the fee caused
The plea comes a week after a group seized following his death. you real financial hardship.
of 13 doctors launched a legal campaign His publisher says the scientist
You can find out more
to challenge accepted conclusion of intended to reveal that he warned then
the case that Dr. Kelly had committed Prime Minister Tony Blair there were no
about the eligibility criteria
suicide after he was named as a source weapons of mass destruction in Iraq
and how to request a return
for a BBC report on the government’s before the start of the invasion in 2003. of your fee by downloading
arguable justification of the Iraq war. Sources also claimed he was set
the request form and advice
The July 2003 report caused a row to offer scandalous details of his own
from the right side of this
between Number 10 and the BBC secret dealings in germ warfare with the
over claims that Downing Street had apartheid regime in South Africa.
page.
Muslims welcome head coverings
for UK female police officers
A major police force in south-west a police officer’s uniform and the blue cultural and religious practices of our
England is issuing its female officers of the Police Community Support communities.” “This is a very positive
with head coverings to be used in Officer uniforms. addition to the Avon and Somerset
places of worship to improve relations They have already been issued uniform and one which I’m sure will
with Muslim communities, it was to eight Police Community Support be a welcome item for many of our
announced. Officers and seven police officers, officers.” For his part, Rashad Azami,
Avon and Somerset Police’s including Assistant Chief Constable Imam and director of the Bath Islamic
female police officers and Police MissJackie Roberts. Society, in south-west England, said
Community Support Officers are being Miss Roberts said in a statement “It is highly pleasing to see that the
given uniform-issue head coverings “Producing head coverings for our Avon and Somerset Constabulary is
to be worn when they are on duty and officers and staff to wear in places introducing specially designed head
entering places of worship. of worship is part of our commitment coverings for female officers as part
There are two versions of the to engage with all our communities.” of their police uniform.”
head coverings to match the black of “It recognises and respects the passionislam.com
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