Fay Report Annex: DOD Interview of an Abu Ghraib detainee re: Conditions at Abu Ghraib Detention Facility

Interviewee was a detainee at AG on or around December 2003.
The detainee stated that "[w]hen I arrived, I was handcuffed and had a sandbag over my head." The detainee continued, "the treatment at Abu Ghraib was not bad and I was never hit in Abu Ghraib. The bad treatment began from the time I was captured until I arrived at Abu Ghraib." "[O]ne time at Abu Ghraib, I was made to walk without shoes over rocks from my cell to another place and I had my hands tied behind me. Another time I had my hands tied behind my back and the person would run with me and hit my head against the wall....Another time in the bathroom, he hit me on my head and while another guy (I don't know who) held my hands. My head was dizzy from the hits for three days. I thought I was going to die... I was made to take a cold shower with my suit while my hands were tied. I was tied to a window."

Also, stated that the group that captured him/her was wearing civilian clothes. When I was captured, I was interrogated by an American and an Iraqi. The detainee was unable to identify anyone because he/she had a sandbag over his/her head. The American hit me, but the Iraqi hit me more."

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Interview
Doc_date: 
Sunday, June 13, 2004
Doc_rel_date: 
Wednesday, March 2, 2005
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J WANT TO MAKE THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT UNDER' OATH:
I was transferred to the Abu Ghraib facility•on or around 17 December 2003. When.I.arrived, I was handcuffed and had a
sandbag over my head. I was interrogated three days after I arrived. Lwas questioned on 'hew I had artivedat AbaChraib. I
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answered how I arrived by telling them my story. My story was not that complicated, I was accused of warking.withSADDAM

HUSSEIN. I told them I wasn't working with SADDAM HUSSEIN but they kept insisting I was. The interrogatorstold me l
had to talk. I told them I was a General and it was a shame if one had to lie, My military honor does not allow me to Ile. I don't
recall how many times 1 was interrogated. I was interrogated by an individual witha beard. .. o not know.hissuune. .Meis
white, long and tall abort 45-50 years •old. Another guy was Arabic who told inehe.was.fro etreatment at Abu
Ghraib was not bad and I was never hit in Abu Ghraib. The bad treatment began.from -the time w aplureduntill arrived at
Abu Ghraib. The group that captured me did not want to know the truth. They called themselves intelligeneeperaonneland tell
us they are from the American Coalition Forces to scare us. They were wearing civilian clothes but no fled vest-or helmets.
They came in their ears (BMW, NISSAN Truck, and other cars) and With guns. They puled all the women out aaxl -tlxry.entered
the house. They looted the house. They steal gold. money. and cars. My son and I were taicenaway quickly. My .tion Wasaitting
in the garden and was not at fault. When I was captured, I was interrogated by an American and an Iraqi. 1 do .noti:now What
they looked like because I had a bag over my head. The American hit _me but theiraqi -hit me more. Most of the time they wok
me at night. One time at Abu Ghraib, I was made to walk without shoes over rocks from my cell to another place and Thad my hands tied behind me. Another time I had my hands tied behind my back and the person would run with me and hit rnylead
against the wall. He did this three times. Another time in the bathroom, he hit me on my head and while.another guy..(I do not
know who) held my hands. My head was dizzy from the hits for three days. I thought I was going to die_ (_1 wasteeing things
moving. I thought I saw my family and I was talking to them 1 saw my wife she was bleeding. The trash.6ag appeared to bemoving like they were people. This went on for three days.) I was made to take r withal t le tnyhands weretied. I was tied to a window. This lasted for around fifteen days. It wasn't until came, as an:Interrogatorwith green eyes and a goatee. He did not hir mel , He saw my bump on the head and asked me wha nal. iidid•not want to tell him. I thought this is A ..._ ji„.... a great city, and I said I have to tell my interrogator. He was hurt When_Liold him.
After I told him, no one touched me.I • as very kind and gave me cigarettes. I asked why they hit me. The first .15.4ays I arrived were very difficult. I was pleerai : .. hit. The person who hit me .was the-one who spoke Iraqi. Heputinednwn in:themud and walked on me and bit me. [ ..a doctor check me out. I do not recallbeing humiliated in any other way. The American treated me very well. I h • ez with the tactical establishment. The first group at the beginning were the ones whowould not accept what 1 was telling them.

Q. Is there anything else you would.like to .add. to this statement?
A. No.
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