DOD Memo: Talking Points on Detainee Deaths at Bagram

Paper outlines answers to possible questions regarding the two recent deaths at Bagram detention facility. The deaths occurred on 12/03/2002 and 12/10/2002. Both bodies underwent autopsy performed by an international medical team.

Non-legal Memo
Monday, December 16, 2002
Thursday, June 29, 2006

December la, 2002

Recently, two detainees have died at the Bagram detention facility. The first death occurred on

December 3, the second on December 10. Coalition Medical teams comprised of representatives from Jordon. Korea and the United States performed autopsies on the two deceased detainees. As in all cases of unattended deaths within the scope of DoD's jurisdiction. an investigation has been initiated. These cases fail within the geographic jurisdiction of the Army's Criminal •
Investigation Command.
• Questions and Answers in Response To Query only
01. Do you steeped foul play? Were there indications that they had been beaten?
A1. The circumstances of the deaths will be determined by the investigation. Because the investigation is ongoing, we are unable to comment spedfically at this time.
Q2. How did the 2 detainees die?
A2. The circumstances of the death are being investigated. Because the investigation is ongoing, we are unable to comment specifically at this time. •
03. What conimonallies did the two persons Wider custody share?
A5. Both were being held under U.S. control at Bagram Detention Facility at the time of their
04. Were the detainees under any medical care?
A4. As of this tine. we know that bOth had undergone a medical exam upon in;prooessing at 88gram, approximately five to seven days before their deaths. Both were determined to be In fair
health at the time of inprocessirig..
05. What led to the Investigation into the deaths? • • •
A5. All cases of unattended death within the scope of Army jurisdiction are investigated by the
Army Criminal Investigation Command.
00. What similarities were found during the second autopsy?
A8. Because the investigation Is ongoing, we are unable to comment specifically at this time.