DOD Interview of 2nd Light Armored Reconnaisance Battalion Interpreter re: Investigation into detainee abuse

Interview of a 2nd Light Armored Reconnaisance Battalion (2nd LAR) Interpreter regarding his knowledge of detainee abuse. The interpreter stated that on July 5, 2004 he briefed detainees on the detention facility's rules, and that after the briefing the detainees were brought into a processing holding area. At the holding area, the detainees were put on their knees, blindfolded and had their hands tied. While the detainees were kneeling, a guard from the regional detention facility (RDF) placed the bottom of his foot on the back of detainee #0528 and pushed him to the ground.

Doc_type: 
Interview
Doc_date: 
Sunday, July 25, 2004
Doc_rel_date: 
Monday, January 1, 2007
Doc_text: 

Interview of 2/1
Interpreter taken on 25 July 004:

stated he was attached to 2 nd LAR as an
nterpreter the early morning of the 5th of July 2004.


tCtstates capturing unit brought detainee 0528 to
the RDF the morning of the 5th of July 2004.


; ,c stated that he gave all the detainees a brief on

the rules for detainees and then the detainees were
put in the processing holding area.


states that the detainees were put on their knees
with their hands tied and blindfold-• '1, the
processing holding area and that a bc7).c)from the RDF,
put the bottom of his foot on the back of detainee
0528 and pushed him to the ground.


1111116tates that he was positioned at the main gate
when he witnessed the incident.

• ••b''T 'C States 'd know the name of the., but could identify th if he saw him again.
• identified (b)(7)(C) y way of photograph, as the Marine who used his foot to push detainee 0528 to round.
tates that no one with the capturing unit can
corroborate this incident.

Investigating Officer's Signature

Enclosure (17)

DOD FINAL 215

DOD 57802

Doc_nid: 
7111
Doc_type_num: 
73