DOD Memo re: Referral of Detainee Abuse Incident

On September 14, 2004, a detainee stated that when he was captured (possibly in Khowst), an individual forced him to talk by holding a knife to his throat. Then he was forced to hold his hands out to carry sandbags, which caused abrasions in his stomach. Later, an interrogator at Bagram, Afghanistan forced him to scrub floors and clean urine buckets. Records show he was interrogated at Bagram on 06/24/02. The questionable techniques the detainee mentioned appear to have been inconsistent with the guidelines of 02/07/02's Presidential Executive Order that all detainees be treated humanely and contrary to principles in international law.

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Non-legal Memo
Doc_date: 
Sunday, October 17, 2004
Doc_rel_date: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2005
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION TASK FORCE - GUANTANAMO BAY

• US ARMY CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION COMMAND
APO AB 09360

REPLY TO
ATTENTION OF

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MEMORANDUM FOR Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Attn: SSA MilinMEM
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
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STAI8JECT: Referral of Detainee Abuse Incident
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1. JAW CITF Commander's Memorandum dated 9 August 2004, UCMJ and U.S. Code, the ,k7)(6-detainee undersigned is reporting and addressing the treatment of U.S.
. On 14 September 2004, the detainee stated that when he was captured, anindividual forced him to talk by holding a knife to his throat; further, he was forced to hold his hands out to carry sandbags, which caused abrasions on his stomach. The detainee continued that on an undetermined subsequent date in Bagram, Afghanistan, an interrogator whom he identified as ralitforced him to scrub floors and clean urine buckets.
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2. The detainee was captured on 20 July 02, by CJSOTF authorities in Khowst, Afghanistan, at his home in Miland Village, Ismail Khiel District, Khowst Province, Afghanistan. During the raid they recovered more than twenty anti-tank mines and a notebook containing electronic and explosives schematics. The records reflect that he was first interrogated on 24 July 02, at Bagram. He is an associate of detainee 4111.....hand was captured with detainees
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The detainee's allegations were reviewed by the undersigned and contain questionable • techniques that may be considered criminal conduct. The questionable techniques appear to have been inconsistent with the guidelines of the 7 February 02, Presidential Executive order (Humane Treatment of Al Qaida and Taliban Detainees) that all detainees be treated humanely and consistently with the principles of the Geneva Convention. The techniques appear to be contradictory to established principles outlined in The Convention Against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.

4.
Although these questionable techniques may be considered an ethical or moral principle issue or a training issue rather than a criminal matter, it is the undersigned's responsibility to report such matters as possible violations of the aforementioned memoranda, UCMJ, or U.S. Code.

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SUBJECT: Detainee Abuse (continued)
5. The questionable portions of the detainee's account are:
a.
Detainee was forced to talk at knifepoint at the time of his capture (Source:
Summary of Detainee Abuse Allegation, 15 September 04)

b.
Detainee was forced to c. andbags, which caused abrasions on his stomach at the time of his capture (Source: ) Summary of Detainee Abuse Allegation, 15 September 04)

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c. Detainee was forced by an interro ator whom he identified as to scrub floors
and clean urine buckets (Source: (S Summary of Detainee Abuse Allegation, 15 September04)
5.
This memorandum is reporting questionable techniques and is not a preliminary investigation. Information in paragraph 4 was derived from information obtained from the detainee and is provided to support the assertions in paragraphs 2 through 4.

6.
On 15 Septe er 04, in accordance with MCIO detainee abuse reporting procedures, SA Operations Officer, CITE., Guantanamo Bay, Cuba made notification of thealleged abuse through appropriate an,' and USACIDC channels. This memorandum is being

referred to your agency for further action. 410 A (4)
7. Point of contact is the undersigned at COMM .e-mail at
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Immois a 22 year old, Afghani male. In July 2002, he was
arrested during a raid on his home located in Miland Village, Ismail
Khiel District, Khowst Province, Afghanistan. A search of his home
revealed over twenty (20) Anti-Tank Mines and a notebook containing

electronic and explosives schematics.

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On 14 Sep 04, immlimi was interviewed by SA 10.11111111m, Camp
Delta, GTMO, at which time he made the allegations that when first
captured in Khowst, he was forced to talk by an individual holding a
knife to his throat and that he was made to hold out his hands and
carry sandbags which caused abrasions on his stomach. The second
incident of alleged abuse occurred in Bagram, and was initiated by an
interrogator, identified as -,

who made the detainee scrub floors

and clean urine buckets.

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first captured on 20 Jul 02, by authorities (NFI), in
Khowst, A . Records indicate that he was first interviewed at Bagram

on 24 Jul 02.

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11111111.11111 is an associ e or detainee Immill, and was captured
with detainees and (allegedly his cousins).

I2ms indicates that detainee

is in cu tody and detainees WS and

1111 are not. SA /13171)-/ 1000 notified SA ¶ Guantanamo Bay Resident
Agency, NCIS, of this information on 15 ep 04.

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