Army Memo: Detainee Rules

This is a memo describing how to handle detainees. It covers the way detainees are to be addressed, how they are to be handled, how to assess detainees and includes a "COALITION PROVISIONAL AUTHORITY FORCES APPREHENSION FORM" to be completed by the detaining soldier.

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Non-legal Memo
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Sunday, January 30, 2005
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DETAINEE RULES

1.
Do not touch your blindfold.

2.
Do not "mess with" your handcuffs.

3.
Do not talk.

4.
Follow all instructi ons from the guards.

5.
Remember your number, respond when your nllmber is called.

6.
If you need to go to the bathroom you will raise your hands and wait until a guard

touches your shoulder, you will then respond with "W.e." Nothing more. The guard will take you as soon as possible after that.
7. If you need water you will raise your hands and wait until a guard touches your
shoulder, you will then respond with "water". Nothing more. The guard will give
you water as soon as possible after that.

THOSE ARE THE ONLY TWO TIMES YOU WILL EVER SPEAK AND YOU WILL NOT SA Y MORE THAN THOSE WORDS.
8.
You will do physical exercises twice a day for one hour.

9.
You will only sleep when you are told to do so.

10.
You will only eat when you are told to do so.

11.
If you break anyone of these rules at any time, for any reason, you will be punished.

Guard notes:
If there is an infraction identify the detainee's #, separate him from the others, and let one of the inteITogators know what happened. The standard punishment will be 20 minutes of arms up and down in front of the other detainees.

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0000-0600 0600-0630
0630-UTC
0900-1000
1200-UTC
l300-UTC 1600-1700 1730-UTC
2000-2100 2300-0000
Detainee Schedule
Sleep for all detainees Detainees will wake up and fold their blankets, putting them at the end of their bed to be collected. Detainees will clean their cots before they are moved. Selected detainees will move cots back to the storage room. Courtyard formation. During this formation guards will check the hands and feet of all detainees. Problems will be identified and recorded. The SOG will be notified and the problems will be addressed at sick call at 1200 daily. Detainee rules will be reread each morning. Detainees will use the bathroom facilities two people at a time. They will wash whatever they feel is necessary and use the bathroom then return to
formation. Meal #1-After the meal a few detainees will collect and take out all trash. The room will be cleaned if anything is spilled. No spills will be left unchecked. The first detainees finished will start cleaning. Administer all medication at this time. Check with SOG to see if any detainees need medication more than once a day. Sick Call-Ensure that the room is left sanitary each day. SOG and Shift NCOs will be aware of any medications/medical issues for the detainees. Transport detainees. Meal #2 Courtyard Formation. Check all hands and feet. Report any problems to the SOG.
Meal #3 A few detainees will be selected to move cots back into the room for sleeping. Blankets will be distributed and detainees will prepare for bed.
**Detainees will vacate the room while selected detainees fully clean the holding room
on Wednesday and Sunday each week.
'i"FDetainees entering between 0000-0600 will get a cot and a blanket and bed down until
wake time.

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(Raw notes from an internal informal investigation after an operation directed BCTwide early Sep 03' in order to try and capture HVTreportedly transiting from Iraq to Syria-After the investigation was completeĀ­implemented changes recommended and conducted training with the soldiers involved.)
These were some of the reports from detainees when released.
They were not given food and water
Were not allowed to go to the bathroom
Money lost
Lost rings
Lost cell phones

From observation:
Individuals were very cooperative Cuts on wrist from cuffs Belongings were mixed in a box and not sorted accurately Lost passports (2) Some persons were older than 40, few were 50 or 60 One individual was on permanent crutches due to one disfigured leg Some persons were merchants from Syria, (2 semi trucks confiscated) One gentleman from PDK with PDK ID One trucker from Turkey with truck that says Turkey Many show worry they will be treated this way again going through this area. Some individuals were from Rabiah area and other parts ofIraq. Some owned business in Syria and Iraq.
Assessment:
This action will have impact in our AO. The last four months, the Rabiah area has developed a
reputation, one that is good. The area is peaceful, offering jobs and where Coalition Forces respect and
care for the people. Merchants have no problems getting through with their merchandise. They see it as a
chanced to make money; perhaps reinforcing that A~erica is the land of opportunity. The impact of four
months is apparent as Rabiah used to be much, much more quiet. Now, the civic center is busy everyday.
The customs house is crowded with business. The roads are crowded with semis. This action will
encourage suspicion and distrust in the people and merchants through the area. Coalition forces will be
seen as outsiders. Outside threats have a better chance of existing in the AO. Merchants may seek other
routes (Harbor Gate) fearing that one day they may not make it home. This will stifle economic growth in
the region. The actions over the last few days by coalition forces have created a ripple in the trust
developed between the people in the Rabiah sub-district and U.S. forces. This is not in line with the 10
theme we portray. Local populace will start to relate our actions to that of the previous regime.

Recommendations:
-Higher must give better indicators and screening criteria than being a certain race. A different dialect is not enough. There are practically infinite dialects and no one persons can determine what it is except that it is different. Cultural questions are not proof ofguilt, only proof of education and ignorance.
-Bn S2 screens all detainees. Develop better screening criteria for companies.
-Ifhigher requests detainees contrary to Bn assessment, then higher should conduct the release of individuals, not battalion.
-Re-Iook the policies and procedures associated with in-processing, caring for, and releasing of possible EPW's at the 3BCT EPW cage.
Medical Questions for In processing
1.
Do you cUITently have any medical problems?

2.
Do you have any chronic medical problems'?

3.
Are you taking any medications?

4.
Are you allergic to any medications?

5.
How much alcohol do YOLl drink daily?

Initial Screening and Interrogation/Debriefing for
HVTs

Debrief for FP information:
Knowledge of imminent attack on US/Coalition Forces
Obtain SALUTE infonllation on imminent attack
Knowledge of immediate danger to US/Coalition Forces
Obtain infonllation on nature and location of the danger
Knowledge ofdanger to US/Coalition Forces at a particular site or facility:
At an SSE, obtain infonllation on items or activities at a the site that might pose a threat to people: Bombs, booby traps, lJXO, chemical or biological agents (weaponized or not), amled personnel, etc.

Debrief for site-specific information:
Denne Subject's Placement and Access to the site and to knov"rledge concenling
the site:

When did Subject first have knowledge ofthe site and how \\'as this knowledge obtained? When did Subject first visit the site and what were the circumstances of the visit? When did Subject last visit the site and what were the circumstances of the visit? During the time of Subject's association with the site, what was Subject's reason for being at the site; what was Subject's position/job at the site?
Define the scope and depth of Subject's knowledge about the site and persormel associated with the site:
What is the purpose of the facility? Who is in charge of the facility? Where is that person now? To whom does the facility chief report? Where is that person now?
What is the purpose of each building on the facility? Who is in charge in each building? Where are those people now?
What detailed technical or scientific knowledge can Subject provide on the facility, its operations, communications and computer systems?
What stand-alone computers, local area networks, or wiele area networks are present at the facility?
What security is in place on stand-alone and networked
computers? UserIDs? Passwords (Obtain all passwords known to Subject.)

Who is the infomntion system administrator? Who is the
infornlation system security officer? Where exactly do they work? Which
workstation is their primary workstation? Where are these people now?

What communications systems are used within the facility and to connect the facility to tIle outside?
Who is responsible for communications at the facility? Where
exactly does this person work? Where is this person now'?

What otber facilities are associated with this facility and where exactly are these related facilities (including daily logistical support)? When items/products come into the facility where do they come from? When items/products go out of the facility where do they go? How are items transported in and out of the facility?
What nuclear, biological,.. chemical or weapons-related activities or
production take place at the facility? What nuclear, chemical, biological or
weapons-related materials are present on the site? Where exactly are they?

What nuclear, biological, chemical or weapons-related activities or production have taken place at the facility? What nuclear, chemical, biological or weapons-related materials have been present on the site? Where exactly were they on the site? Where exactly are they now?
Who else is associated with the facility? Where exactly are these people
now?

What non-IZ nationals (Chinese, North Korean, Russian, Philippine, etc.) work at the site? What non-IZ nationals live in the area of the site? What non-IZ nationals previously worked at the site or lived in the area of the site?
For Leadership or Intelligence Headquarters Sites:
Same questions as above plus:
Where are current operational files kept? Where are current source files kept? Where are current financial files kept? Where are current personnel files kept? Where arc communications rccords kept? Where are current logistical records kept'?
What knowledge does Subject have about CU1Tent operations or about the files that contain cutTent operational infonl1ation? [EMPHASIS IS ON OBTAINING INFORMATION AND FILES ON NEAR TERM PLANS AND IDENTIFYING PERSONNEL INVOLVED IN ACTS OF TERRORISM OR WAR (EITHER COMMITTING ACTS OF TERRORISM/WAR OR SUPPORTTING ACTS OF TERRORISM/W.!\R ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD).]
What files identify intelligence officers anti operatives/agents and their locations,) [COMMUNICATIONS PLANS AND DURESS CODES ARE EXTREMELY IMPORTANT.]
What files identify IZ leadership and intelligence associations with other countries or with organizations (such as terrorist or criminal groups or other intelligence organizations) inside and outside IZ?
Who handles the most sensitive files? Where is that person or where are those people now'?
Where are the most secret, most sensitive files?
Are there paper or computer archives for special weapons projects and research? Where are those archives?
Who are the Leadership and Intelligence persons with WMD execution authority and responsibility? Where are these people now?
COALITION PROVISIONAL AUTHORITY FORCES APPREHENSION FORM
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YELLOW FIELDS MUST BE FILLED IN, IF APPLICABLE, UPON APPREHENSION

COALITION PROVISIONAL AUTHORITY FORCES APPREHENSION FORM
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Why was this person detained?
Who witnessed this person being detained or the reason for detention? Give names, contact numbers, addresses.
How was. this. pers.on tralĀ£Lln9 (car, bus, on foot)?
Who was with this person?
What weapons was this person carrying?
What contraband was this person carrying?
What other weapons were seized?
What other information did you get from this person?
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