Email from DOD to DOD re: Death of Iraqi Major General and detainee Abed Hamed Mowhoush

Email includes notes from a May 7, 2004 Senate Armed Services Committee, which summarizes the incidents which led to the death of Iraqi Major General and detainee Abed Hamed Mowhoush.

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Friday, June 25, 2004
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Tuesday, February 14, 2006
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Mr Army G3/AOC 09)(b )-L
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Sent: , 2004 12:36 PM
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Cc: MAJ PMG ./Ir PMG (.,,b)(L)--2,-
Subject: RN: SASC Abu Ghraib QFRs

Attachments: 5 mccain.pdf; 7 May SASC QFRs.PDF
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: FOUO

wajust got this, hope it helps with what you are working on. CO[. ckob,)
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Sent: 004 12:29 PM
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LTC EC TC VDAS LTC CSA; LTC OSD-C10 !Jot L Subject: FW: SASC Abu Ghraib QFRs
For the CID Tasker due to the DAS at 1330
here is evidence that we informed OSD about this issue
in a Question for the Record on 26 may...this QFR was sent
to OSD on 26 May

It was raised and discussed with OSD at the 06 to two star level
across OSD in the last several weeks. I was at several of the discussion.

thanks
Messa•e----
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Sent: tvr-vi Rtign 2004 9:37 AM
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Subject: FW: SASC Abu Ghraib QFRs
Last QFR going to OSD-LA this morning:
5 mccain.pdf (70
KB)

Original M
From: s OCLL
Sent: 004 1:56 PM
To: TC OCLL (t.)(b) -2.,
Subject: SASC Abu Ghraib QFRs

Stillmaiting for a response from OPMG on the following question from Sen McCain: Secretary
Rumsfeld, the Denver Post reports an allegation that the former head of the Iraqi Air Force died
during interrogation when he was rolled up inside a sleeping bag so only his feet stuck out, and then
sat on and rolled back and forth until he died of suffocation. Apparently the investigation concluded
that this was a death from "natural causes." What can you tell us about this? 016262

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7 May SASC QFRs.PDF (90 KB)
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED Caveats: FOUO
Senate Armed Services Committee
Hearing Date: 7 May 2004
Subject: Allegations of Mistreatment of Iraqi Prisoners
Witnesses: Secretary Rumsfeld, General Myers, Acting Secretary Brownlee, and
General Schoomaker

Question for the Record

McCain #5

SECURITY: The above insert has been reviewed JAW applicable security regulations and have been determined to be UNCLASSIFIED.
Security Authority: Date: 26 May 2004
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Hearing Date: 7 May 2004
Committee: SASC
Member: Senator McCain
Witnesses: Secretary Rumsfeld, General Myers, General Smith, Acting Secretary of the Army
Brownlee, and General Schoomaker
Question #5
ALLEGATIONS OF MISTREATMENT of IRAQI PRISONERS
Question. Secretary Rumsfeld, The Denver Post reports an allegation that the former head of the Iraqi Air Force died during interrogation when he was rolled up inside a sleeping bag so only his feet stuck out, and then sat on and rolled back and forth until he died of suffocation. Apparently the investigation concluded that this was a death from "natural causes." What can you tell us about this?
Answer. The case concerns Major General Mowhosh, the former Iraqi Air Defense commander. General Mowhosh died on November 26, 2003 at Forward Operating Base Tiger, in western Iraq in the area of the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment. The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID) was notified of the death and initiated an investigation that same day. The Office of the Armed Forces Medical Examiner (OAFME) performed an autopsy on December 2, 2003, with preliminary indications that the manner of death was a homicide and the cause of death was asphyxia. OAFME issued a death certificate on May 12, 2004.
CID investigation determined that on November 26, 2003, General Mowhosh had been subjected to interrogation by. two-Army Military Intelligence warrant officers. General Mowhosh was allegedly placed in a sleeping bag, and then bound in the bag to prevent his movement. One of the warrant officers reportedly sat on his chest and continued the interrogation. General Mowhosh was then rolled over and the warrant officer sat on his back. It was during this procedure that General Mowhosh is believed to have died. As of this date, the on-going CID investigation has listed the warrant officers for involuntary manslaughter and negligent homicide, and two enlisted Soldiers present during the interrogation for dereliction of duty.
The CID investigation also indicates that on November 24, 2003, U.S. Special Operations subjected General Mowhosh to an interrogation that may have involved physical assault(s). The investigation continues.
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