Autopsy Report: Abed Mohammed Najem, Abu Ghraib Prison, Iraq (Natural Death) (0136-03-CID259-61187) (Death Certificate Included)

Autopsy No.: ME 03-386; other prisoners brought detainee forward to the prison gate complaining of chest pain. He reportedly participated in a fast that day. Detainee had a history of diabetes. A physician arrived 30 minutes after patient was brought to gate. By this time pupils were fixed and dilated and the decedent remained pulseless throughout resuscitation attempts. Cause of Death: Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease complicated by diabetes. Manner of Death: Natural.

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ORGANIZATION Organisation NAfIC)N (e,g.. Uni~dSI.lesi
DATE OF BIRrH
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Date de naissance
Deta:inee in ,Iraq
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RACE Race
MARITAL STATUS .ElatCivil
RELIGION Cult.
PROTESTANT OTHER (Specify)X, CAUCASOID CalJCasique
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,NAME OF NEXT OF KIN Nom du, plus, proche parent RELATIONSHIP TO DECEASED Parenle du d6c8de avec Ie susdit
STREET ADDRESS Domicile a (Rue)
CITY OR TOWN AND STATE (Include ZIP Cade) Ville (Code poslal ccmpris)
MEDICAL STATEMENT DeciMation medicale
INTERVAL BETWEEN
CAUSE OF DEATH (Enler only on.ce couse perlin.)
ONSET AND DEATH Cause du dkes (N'indiquer 9u'une caJ,lS8 par ligna)
In1ervalle entre rattaque elle deces
Myocarditis
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CAUSES
UNDERLYING CAUSE,IF ANY,
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CAUSE
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OTHER SIGNIACANT CONDIliONS 2
Autles conditions signilicativ8s

AUTOPSY PERFORMED Autopsie eff~uee IiiYES Oui []NO Non CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUNDING DEATH DUE TO EXTERNAL CAUSES
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Condition de deoes MAJOR FINDINGS OF AUTOPSY Conclusions principales de rautopsie Circonstances de Ia mort suscilees par das causes exterieures
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PLACE OF DEATH Lieu de dec..
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Detainee Autopsy Summary 23-Sep-04
04-629 Death: 8/1812004
Date Autopsy Med. Examiner Location Autopsy Report: Date DC Signed
8/30/2004 /bX6)-2 Abu Ghraib Prelim 8/30/2004

Manner: Homicide COD: Shotgun wound of the head Circumstances' A group of prisoners at Abu Ghraib became unruly and the guards used lethal force to subdue
• the crowd. A shotgun was fired. killing the detainee.
04-630 Ib)(6l-4 Death: 8/18J2OO4
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Date Autopsy Met/. Examiner Location Autopsy Report: Date DC Signed
8/3012004 Abu Ghraib Prelim 8130/2004
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Manner: Homicide COD: Shotgun wound of the chest
Circumstances: A group of prisoners at Abu Ghrai~ .became un':l.JIY and Ihe guards used lethel force to subdue the crowd. A sholgun was fired, killing the detainee.
04-434 /b)(6).4 ~--------------------~ Death: 6/14/2004
Date Autopsy Med. Examiner Location Autopsy Report: Date DC Signed
6119/2004 Ib)(6l-2 Abu Ghraib Pending 6/23/2004

Manner: Pending COD: Pending
Circumstances: Made gasping sounds, found unconscious with no pulse.

04-435 Death: 611012004
Date Autopsy Med. Examiner Location Autopsy Report: Date DC Signed
6/19/2004 Abu Ghraib Pending 6123/2004
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Manner: Natural COD: Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease Circumstances: Collapsed while speaking to other detainees.
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Detainee Autopsy Summary

04-386 Death: 5/2212004
Date Autopsy Med. Examiner Location Autopsy Report: Date DC Signed
6/112004 rb)(6~2 Abu Ghraib Prelim 617/2004

Manner: Natural COD: AtherOScieroticcardiovascular disease Circumstances: Died in US custOdy
Manne,: Natural COD: Peritonitis of undetermined etiology
5/1012004
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Date Autopsy
Med. Examiner
Location
Autopsy Report:

6/1/2004
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Prelim

Date DC Signed

6/14/2004
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04...388 Death: 5124/2004 Date Autopsy Med. Examiner Location Autopsy Report: Date DC Signed
6/1/2004 rx6~2 Balad;lraq Prelim 6/16/2004
04-357 Death: 4/28/2004 Date Autopsy Med. Examiner Location Autopsy Report: Date DC Signed
5/18/2004 tb)(.~2 Baghdad, Ira Prelim 6/212004
Manner: Homicide COD: Multiple gunshot wounds
Circumstances: Pending
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Manne,: Homicide COD: Gunshot wound of abdomen (Combat-related)
Circumstances: Iraqi male was shot in a firefightand died of wounds.
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Detainee Autopsy Summary 23-Sep-04
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04-.358 Death: 5/11/2004
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Date Autopsy Med. Examiner /..ocation Autopsy Report: Date DC Signed 5/18/2004 Abu Ghraib Prelim 6/2/2004
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4/5/2004
Manner: Natural COD: Severe atherosclerotic cardiovascular.disease Circumstances: Suspected MI
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Date Autopsy Med. Examiner Location Autopsy Report: Date DC Signed 4/26/2004 rb LSA Diamon Pending 5/14/2004
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Manner: Pending COD: Pending
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Circumstances: Q by NSWT, struggled/interrogated/died sleeping
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Manner: Natural COD: ASCVD
Circumstances: Found in bed during headcount unresponsive

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04-110 Death: 3/8/2004
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Date Autopsy Med. Examiner Location Autopsy Report: Date DC Signed
3/10/2004 Camp Cropp Final 5/13/2004
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Manner: Natural COD: ASCVD Circumstances: Reported to medics with ,chest pain
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Detainee Autopsy Summary 23-Sep-04
04-101 fb)(S}.!l Death: 211912004
Dat.e Autopsy Med. Examiner Location Autopsy Report: Date DC Signed
2/28/2004 r O )(61-2 Abu Ghraib Prelim 5/13/2004

Marmer: Natural COD: Acute Peritonitis secondary to ,gastric ulcer Circumstances: Otner d.etainees reported him in distress, unresponsive
04-038 '---[0)(_6}.!________________------.J1 Death: 1/16/2004
Date Autopsy Med. Examiner Location Autopsy Report: Date DC Signed
2/2/2004 rO)(S~2 Abu Ghliaib Final 5/14/2004
Manner: Natural COD: Myocarditis
Circumstances: Collapsed during momlng prayers

04-012 tbX6}.! Death: 118/2004
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Date Autopsy Med. Examiner Locq,t;on Autopsy Report: Date DC Signed
1/11/2004 r)(6~2 Abu Ghraib Final 5113/2004
Manner: Natural COD: CV Disease Circumstances: 8roughtto MPs byolher Iraqis unresponsive
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1/11/2004 rFOB Rifles, Firial 5/13/2004
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Manner: Homicide COD: Blunt force injuries & asphyxia
Circumstances: Q,by OGA,gagged In standing restraint
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03-571, 1f-4 Death:. 1112612Q03.
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Date Autopsy Met/. Examinet: Location Autopsy RIPon: Date DC Signed
12/212003 rb)(6~2 FOB Tiger, Final 5/12/2004
Manner: Homicide COD: Asphyxia due to smothering &chest compression Circumstances: Q by MI, died during interrogation
A03-144 rbXef-4 Death: 6/.1112003
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Date Autopsy Met/. Examiner Location Autopsy Report: Date DC Signed
11/13/2003 rb)(e~2 FOB Geresh Final 11/13/2003
Manner: Homicide COD: Blunt force injuries complicated by rhabdomyolysis Circumstances: Found unresponsive while under guard by Afghan Mil forces
03-504 /b)(6f-4 Death: 11/4/2003
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Date Autopsy Med. Examiner Location. A utopsy Report: Date DC Signed
11/9/2003 rbxa~2 Abu Ghraib Final 5/13/2004

Manner: Homicide COD: Blunt Force Injury complicated by compromised respiration Circumstances: Q by OGA and NSWT died dl!linginterrogation
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03-367A ef-4 Death: 8/2212003
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Date Autopsy Met/. Examiner Location Autopsy Report: Date DC Sign:ed
10/23/2003 !bXa" Camp Sathe Final 5/12/2004
Manlier: Accident COD: HeatStroke... Circumstances: Found on ground. in EPW Camp, Body temp 102
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Detainee Autopsy Summary 23-Sep-04
03-368 rb)(S)-4 Death: 8/13/2003
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Date Autopsy Med. Examiner Location Autopsy Report: Date DeSigned 8/25/2003 Ib)(6~2 AbuGhraib Final 5/12/2004
Ma1l,ner: Natu(al COD: ASCVD·· Circumstances: Broughllo MPs by other lra~isunresponsive
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03-385 Lt)_(S)-4______________________-----.J1 Death: 81712003 Date Autopsy Med. Examiner Location Autopsy Report: Date DC Signed
8/24/2003 rb)(S~2 Diwania, Iraq Final 5/14/2004
Manner: Natural COD: Undetermined atraumalic cause Circumstances: Distress during Iran pori by 1151h MP -later died
03-386 LlbX _ S )4__________-----.J Death: 8/812003
Date Autopsy Met/. Examiner Location Autopsy Report: Date DC Signed
8/24/2003 IbH~2 Abu Ghraib Final 5/14/2004

Manner: Natural COD: ASGVD/Diabetes Circumstances: Chesl pain following a fast.
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03-369 L-______________________ Death: 812012003
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Date Autopsy Med. Examiner Location Autopsy Report: Date DC Signed
8/22/2003 rb)(S~2 Abu Ghraib Final 5/12/2004
Manner: Natural COD: ASCVD
Circumstances: Taken 10 medics gasping for·air

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Detainee Autopsy Summary 23-Sep-04
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03-3668 Death: 8/11/2003
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Date Autopsy Met/. Examiner Location Autopsy Report: Date DC Signed
8/1112003 [bKAbu Ghraib Final 5/12/2004
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Death: 7/1212003
Date DC Signed
5/14/2004
Manner: Natural COD: Massive hemoptysis due to tuberculosis
Manner: Natural COD: ASCVD Circumstances: No history
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7113/2003 EX6 Camp. Cropp Final
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Circumstances: Pulmonary hemorrh!lge from TB
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03-273 rb)(6)4 Death: 6/13/2003
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Date Autopsy Med. Examiner Location Autopsy Report: Date DC Signed
6/17/2003 tbX6 Abu Ghraib Final 5/14/2004
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Manner: Homicide COD: Closed head Injury; Cortical brain contusion and subdural hematoma
Circumstances: Died 12 hrs post escape attempt -subdued by force
A03-051 [bX6)4 Death: 6/612003
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Date Autopsy Med. Examiner Location Autopsy Report: Date DC Signed
6/10/2003 Nasiriyah,1r Final 6/10/2003
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Manner: Homicide COD: Strangulation
Circumstances: Found unresponisvie outside Isolation unit
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A02-095 tb)(6)-4 f)eath: 12110/;!002
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Date Autopsy Med. Examiner Location Autopsy Report: Date DC Signed 12/13J2002 rbBagram;Afg Final 12/13/2002
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Manner: Homicide COD: BlunUorce injuries to lower extremities complicating coronary artery disease
Circumstances: Found unresponsive in his cell.
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A02-093 I Dealh: .1213/2002
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Date Autopsy Med. Examiner L.ocation Autopsy Report: Df,lte DCSigned 1218/2002 Bagram, Afg Fina.! 12/H/2002
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Manner: Homicide COl): Pulmonary embolism due to bluflt force injuries to the legs
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C) Death Certificates: Homicide / Iraq 5
D) Death Certificates: Pending / Iraq 1
E) Death Certificates: Homicide / Afghanistan 3
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H) Autopsy Reports: Homicide / Iraq 5
I) Autopsy Reports: Homicide I Afghanistan 3
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