Email from Gary Bald to Valerie Caproni re: Allegations of Detainee Abuse at Abu Ghraib Prison, Baghdad, Iraq

Email to M. Chris Briese concerning a statement of an Iraqi civilian detained by the 2/501st Military Police (MP) Unit at Abu Ghraib Prison, Baghdad, Iraq. The detainee states he was turtored "from morning until the morning of the next day"; cuffed in a position called "the Scorpion"; was punched; dragged over babrbed wires; and had cold water poured over him.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2004
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'Subject ,RE BOC E-mail, Priority, 06/29/2004, US Army CID request to interview FBI SA's re
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DOriginal message--, From BALD, GARY M (CTD) (FBI) Sent Monday, July 05, •004 11 13 AMD1 , iTo Caproni, Valene E 10GC) (FBI)D, • 1(CTD) (FBI), BRIESE, M C (CTD) (FBI), HARRINGTON, TJ (CTD) (FBI),
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ISubject FW BOC E-mail, PriontyiD106/29/2004, US Army CID request to interview FBI SA's re ;detainee abuse allegation
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Gentlemen,

Today, two representatives from the 78th MP Detachment (CID) visited the BOC to advise that a detainee at the Abu Ghurayb Prison alleged o/a 17 Junejthat when he was initially detained in February, he was abused by the detainin unit The CID representatives produced records indicating that on 04 March 2004, SASD1gWFO, "witnessed' the det -1D•1D Ian Iraqi civilianDb6 suspected of attacks; on:Coalition forces, inasmuch as S Digned a Coalition ProvisionalDb7C Authority Forces pprehension form indicating he witnesses ow being detained, and he dated it
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"3/4/04Date of detention, according to military'reco ss, was either 26 February or 04 March, DhoweverDis alleging abuse during his detention onIBIAP in February Military records indi 'detaining unit as 2/501st MP, however, there is no clear record on what unit radially apprehended Also, a Detainee Tracking form bearing Dname indicates he was apprehended on 26 February 2004, acid arnved at ithe-intemment facii yDely a reference to the Abu Ghurayb Prison since it is referred to as such in other documents) on 11 March 2004
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representatives produced two DD Form 2708's, Receipt for Inmate or Detained Person. bearing the riamef tl also from WFO One of the forms indicates that SAI!fumed ove.oi a representative of the 2/501st MP at "01 111" on "040304," very likely a reference to 04 March 2004 since the form requests that the date be presented as "YVYYMMDD " The form also has an annotation in the remarks column stating, "receved [sic] in good health with minor bruising/scatches " Note, the annotation, with minor bruising/scratches" appears in a different style of Train° thari the annotation, "receved Iin good health ' The second DD Form 2708 indicates that SA .teceived
frOm the 2/501st MP on 20040305, at 0716 This form contains the following annotation Recevel in good, FB (urireadable) for question" , 'Also, written below the space provided within the Margins lof the form is the annotation, "Cellp
The CIDCIDP1.representatives stated that detainee abuse inveZmagA s rervprt their highest pnonty,
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therefore, they were seeking to,expeditiously locate SA's.1!land so that they may be interviewed I advised the CID representatives that I would t orward their request to FBIHQ The CID riepreSeritative in Iraq serving as the POC for this matter isl .78th MP Detachment (CID), Bldg 84,ICamp Victory, DNVT ._cell'
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The CIDirepresentatives only expressed an interest in interviewing SA)!land SA 1-1There are, however, two sworn statements in the detainee file, one signed by S .WFO, and the other oyj.pL Both statements attest to the need to keep .in detention due to information indicating he is associated with a terronst group (NFI) responsible for attacks on Coalition
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limn have a copy of.is detainee file faxed to FBIHQ 1, attention UC).IASAP 1. 1 Please note that has not mentioned the F131'or any'f the agents discussed above in his abuse
allegations CI is pursuing intervie .our agents since their names appear on documents indicating they likely had contact wit .while he wasIdetained on the BIAP before he was ti:ansferre.Abu Gtiurayb Prison f!Its alleging abuse during this penod In a written
statement .lades, "Theydorturea me and cuffed me in an act called the scorpion, and pouring cold water onime They tortured me from the morning until the morning of the next day, and when I fell down from the severing tort'urel fell on the barbed wires, and then they dragged me from my feet and I was wounded and, and they punched me on my stomach, " ;The statement was provided on 19 June
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