Emails between Steven A. Solomon, Kevin E. Moley, James B. Foley re: Detainee deaths

Emails discuss the death of two detainees at the Bagram Detention Facility in Iraq. The first detainee died of a pulmonary embolism on December 3, 2002, the second died on December 10, 2002 of a heart attack.

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Email
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Thursday, December 19, 2002
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Wednesday, December 29, 2004
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From: Solomon, Steven A
Sent: Thursday, December 19, 2002 10:12 AM
To: Moley, Kevin E; Foley, James B; Peay, T. Michael; DeLaurentis, Jeffrey A; Campbell, Piper
Cc: Denies, Joel D; (U) Aker, Richard(Geneva)

FW: Detainee Deaths - DoD PAG

Subject: RELEASED IN PART
FYI. Note the third message from the top has press guidance Mrding the detainee
deaths. R/Steve

Original Message-
From:­
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DOLANJA@ms.state.gov
Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 2002 6:53 PM
To:­
TaftWH@ms.state.gov; BUCHWALDTF@ms.state.gov; DOROSINJ@ms.state.gov;
SURENAAM@ms.state.gov; BRANCATOGM@ms.state.gov; SolomonSA@state.gov;
CummingsER@ms.state.gov
Subject:-

FW: Detainee Deaths - DoD PAG

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uriginal message
From: Boltz, Donna, LTC, OSD-POLICY [mailto:Donna.Boltz@osd.mil)
Sent: Tuesday, December 17, 2002 11:31 AM
To:-'

'mwaxman@nsc.eop.gov '; 'MillerRonW@state.gov
Subject:-

FW: Detainee PAG

Gentlemen,
Below find the press guidance I mentioned in last night's email (on classified system)
regarding detainee deaths.

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Original Message­ From:-

Hetlage, Daniel, LT, OASD-PA
Sent:-

Tuesday, December 17, 2002 9:59 AM
To: Davidson, Eliana, Ms, DoD OGC; Boltz, Donna, LTC, OSD-POLICY;
Wadsworth, Ted ,Maj, OASD-PA; Popal, Mustafa, CIV, OSD-POLICY
Cc: Barna, Stephanie A Ms OGC; Casler, Jeffrey, LCDR, DoD OGC; Burfeind,
Barbara, LtCmdr., OASD-PA; Allen, Charles, Mr, DoD OGC
Subject: RE: Detainee PAG

All,
Appreciate all your hard work and input. This release came directly
from the DEPSECDEF and ASD/PA (Ms. Clarke) who worked it personally.

"ON DECEMBER 10TH, A DETAINEE DIED AT THE BAGRAM DETENTION FACILITY. THIS
DEATH FOLLOWS A PREVIOUS DEATH AT THE FACILITY ON DECEMBER 3.

AUTOPSIES RAVE BEEN PERFORMED ON BOTH INDIVIDUALS BY COALITION MEDICAL
TEAMS THAT INCLUDE REPRESENTATIVES FROM JORDAN, KOREA AND THE U.S. THE
AUTOPSY FINDINGS ON THE DETAINEE THAT DIED ON DECEMBER 3, FOUND THE CAUSE
OF DEATH TO BE A PULMONARY EMBOLISM. THE AUTOPSY FINDINGS FOR THE
DETAINEE THAT DIED ON DECEMBER 10, FOUND THE CAUSE OF DEATH TO BE A HEART
ATTACK.

• AN INVESTIGATION HAS BEEN INITIATED BY THE ARMY'S CRIMINAL
INVESTIGATION DIVISION TO DETERMINE IF THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THEIR
DETENTION WAS RELATED OR CONTRIBUTED TO THEIR DEATHS. THE FINDINGS OF THE
INVESTIGATION WILL BE RELEASED ONCE THE INVESTIGATION IS COMPLETE."

Very respectfully,

LT Hetlage

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
REVIEW AUTHORITY: CHARLES L DARIS 1 DOS-001861
DATE/CASE ID: 14 DEC 2004 200303827
UNCLASSIFIED

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