DIA Cable re: Alleged Detainee Abuse in Ghecko, Kandahar Province Afghanistan

A detainee who was released from custody, Maleem Fidel Mohammad, made public statements concerning being sexually abused with the use of dogs while in Coalition custody. Mr. Mohammad reportedly was hoping that his statements would turn local Afghanis currently working with Coalition forces against assisting or cooperating with Coalition forces in the future. Mr. Mohammed was also reportedly joined in this spreading of abuse allegation by Mr. Amir Mohammed Agha, who was also detained by Coalition forces at one point is reported to be very anti-American.

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Saturday, July 17, 2004
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Sunday, November 7, 2004
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SUMMARY:1577NY INFORMATION REGARDING CHARGES BY MALEEM FIDEL MOHAMMAD REGARDING ALLEGED DETAINEE ABUSE IN THE VICINITY OF GHECKO, KANDAHAR PROVINCE, AF. TEXT: isto4r,4 MALEEM FIDEL ((MOHAMMAD)) HAS BEEN DETAINED BY U.S. FORCES IN THE PAST. AFTER HIS RELEASE, MOHAMMAD HAS SPOKEN OUT AGAINST THE AMERICANS BY STATING THAT THEY USED TORTURE ON HIM, WHICH INCLUDED SEXUAL ACTS WITH DOGS. MOHAMMAD IS CONVINCED THAT BY STATING THESE CLAIMS, HE WILL TURN THE LOCALS AGAINST THE AMERICANS AND THE AFGHAN GOVERNMENT THAT THEY CURRENTLY SUPPORT. AMIR MOHAMMAD ((AGHA)) FROM JALAHOOR VILLAGE (CNA), ARGHANDAB DISTRICT, KANDAHAR PROVINCE, AF, WAS ALSO DETAINED BY U.S. FORCES AND IS THE INSTIGATOR FOR THESE CRUDE STATEMENTS. AGHA ALSO CLAIMS THAT HE WAS PUT THROUGH THESE DEGRADING TORTURE METHODS.
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MOHAMMAD IS USING THIS EXAMPLE BECAUSE IN HIS CULTURE THE DOG IS LOOKED UPON AS THE DIRTIEST AND LOWEST ANIMAL. IT IS DEGRADING TO HAVE ANY CONTACT WITH THE DOG, LET ALONE COMMIT SEXUAL ACTS.
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(CJTF-76 HARC COMMENTS)--1. (S//REL TO USA/ISAF) THERE HAS BEEN AN INCREASE IN SEXUAL RELATED REMARKS IN REGARDS TO U.S. AND COALITION TREATMENT OF DETAINEES AND OTHER AFGHAN NATIONALS. THIS IS LIKELY IN RESPONSE TO THE ATTENTION RECEIVED FROM IRAQI PRISONERS. ACM ELEMENTS IN AFGHANISTAN ARE LIKELY TO COPY THE TACTICS THAT THEY SEE AS SUCCESSFUL.
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