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The Moors Murderer, Ian Brady, has written a 700-word letter in which he condemns a mental health tribunal's decision to keep him locked in a secure hospital.
Brady describes the tribunal as "£250,000 wasted by Ashworth medical mediocrities manipulating a politically motivated tribunal... designed to distract public attention from the lack of reasoned argument and pertinent evidence."
The killer sent the letter to Channel 5 News. In it, he criticises those who gave evidence: "'The pathetic petty abuse... rubberstamp witnesses employed to smear, discredit and distract, revealed more about Ashworth's collective culture of applied ignorance and malice than it did about me."
Brady continues by writing: "Those listening in the real world would have doubted their senses."
Ian Brady's mental health tribunal is due to hear about his behaviour on his hospital ward. The Moors murderer has been force fed since going on hunger strike in 1999. He wants to transfer from a secure hospital to prison, so he can end his life.
VIDEO: For the first time in decades the Moors murderer Ian Brady has been seen and heard in public.
He is fighting for the right to die and appeared at a mental health tribunal via video link from Ashworth hospital.
Brady, who's 75 has wavy grey hair.
He wore dark glasses and spoke with a pronounced Scottish accent. The tribunal has been brought by him to prove his sanity so he can moved to an ordinary prison.
Our correspdondent Ashley Derricott was among the journalists who witnessed today's hearing.
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