CID Report (Death): 0206-2005-CID789-39288-5H9A: Muhammed Hamza Al-Zubaydi, Baghdad Central Confinement Facility (BCCF), Abu Ghraib, Baghdad, Iraq, December 2, 2005 ("Natural")

A CID investigation found that Muhammed Hamza Al-Zubaydi who died at Abu Ghraib prison hospital ward after suffering difficultly breathing and chest pain while in detention. Mr. Al-Zubaydi was the former President and Director of the President's Office & Deputy Prime under the regime of Saddam Hussain. Mr. Al-Zubaydi was captured and became a detainee of the collation forces on April 22, 2003, and was held at Camp Cropper during his detention. Mr. Al-Zubaydi became ill on November 19, 2005. He was transferred to the hospital "suffering from respiratory distress and complaining of chest pain." Mr. Al-Zubaydi had a previous medical history of high blood pressure, diabetes, peripheral arterial disease, and coronary artery disease. He ultimately succumbed to heart failure and died while in custody. Mr. Al-Zubaydi had been transferred from Camp Cropper Detention Facility to the 344th Field Medical Hospital. This file contains the medical reports and autopsy with Death Certificate. Cause of Death: Hypertensive Athersclerotic Cardiovascular Disease; Manner of death: Natural

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