UK releases secret file on weapons scientist death

LONDON—Britain’s government says it’s taken the rare step of publishing autopsy reports into the 2003 death of a government weapons scientist at the center of controversy over the Iraq War.

David Kelly was judged by an inquiry to have killed himself after he was exposed as the source of a British Broadcasting Corp. report that accused Tony Blair’s office of “sexing up” prewar intelligence to justify the 2003 invasion.

Some critics have long questioned the official account of Kelly’s death.

Justice Secretary Ken Clarke said on Friday he was releasing the documents to end speculation over Kelly’s death.

The report by pathologist Nicholas Hunt said Kelly had suffered wounds “typical of self-inflicted injury.”

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