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A Very British Killing

The Death of Baha Mousa

A. T. Williams

(author)

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On 14 September 2003 Baha Mousa, a hotel receptionist, was arrested in Basra by British troops and taken to a military base for questioning. Williams tells the inside story of this crime and its aftermath, exposing the casual brutality, bureaucratic apathy, and instituional failure to hold people criminally responsible for Mousa's death.
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The new updated edition of David Olusoga’s vital book on black British history

"Groundbreaking" – Observer

On 14 September 2003 Baha Mousa, a hotel receptionist, was arrested in Basra by British troops and taken to a military base for questioning.

Less than forty-eight hours later he was dead.

In A Very British Killing A.T. Williams tells the inside story of this crime and its aftermath, exposing the casual brutality, bureaucratic apathy, and instituional failure to hold people criminally responsible for Mousa's death.

What it reveals about Britain and its political and military institutions is explosive.

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Book publisherVintage Publishing
Publication date13 Jun 2013
FormatPaperback
Pages320
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