CID Report (Death): 0027-03-CID679-64999

CID investigation into the death of a detainee, Major General (MG) Abed Hamed Mowhoush. MG Mowhoush was interrogated by U.S. personnel on November 24 and 26, 2003. The names of the interrogators are redacted (except for Staff Sgt. Aaron N. Holleyman). According to a witness statement, during the interrogation on November 26, 2003, interrogators bound MG Mowhoush in a sleeping bag, tied an electrical cord around his body and rolled him on his back, while one interrogator sat on his chest and stomach and put his hands over MG Mowhoush's face. MG Mowhoush stopped breathing for a time. Then the interrogators rolled him over and one interrogator sat on his back (p. 40). According an autopsy report dated December 18, 2003, MG Mowhoush "died of asphyxiation due to smothering and chest compression." (ACLU-RDI 5168 p. 1). The memo on the first page of the CID report, dated February 22, 2007, states that two of the "soldiers" involved "received an Article 15"; another was tried at a General Court-Martial and "sentenced to 60 days restriction and forfeiture of $1500 pay per month for four months"; and one "received reprimand for his involvement in the case."

Investigative File
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Sunday, November 9, 2008