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Tactical Questioning  

Tactical Questioning $20.86 ex GST
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The death of an Iraqi hotel worker in the custody of British soldiers was described by the country's most senior general as "a stain on the character of the British Army... " Baha Mousa died in Basra in September 2003 and other detainees were physically and mentally abused in one of the most shameful episodes involving British soldiers in Iraq. 

In 2008, the defence secretary, Des Browne, admitted to "substantial breaches" of the European Convention of Human Rights and the Ministry of Defence agreed to pay nearly £3m in compensation to the family of Baha Mousa and nine other men. Browne agreed to set up a public inquiry after pressure from high court judges and the failure of the Ministry of Defence to conduct a proper inquiry into the incident.

This new verbatim play from broadcaster and playwright Robin Norton-Taylor dramatizes scenes from the public inquiry that was covered in detail across all forms of British and International media.

Chilling yet compelling drama… The words, in every possible way, speak for themselves. –  Evening Standard

Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84943-031-9 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB


Richard Norton-Taylor was educated at King's School in Canterbury, Oxford, and the College of Europe, Bruges. Since joining The Guardian in 1975 he has investigated official secrecy, behind-the-scenes decision-making in Government, and the activities of the security and intelligence services. His books include Whose Land Is It Anyway?, The Ponting Affair, Blacklist, The Inside Story of Political Vetting, and Aitken, t he Liar. His works for stage include Half the Picture, Nuremburg (published by Nick Hern Books), Srebrenica, Justifying War: Scenes from the Hutton Inquiry, The Colour of Justice and Bloody Sunday: Scenes from the Saville Inquiry, all three of which are published by Oberon Books.
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