Letter from the Foreign Torts Branch to the Office of the Judge Advocate General re: Iraqi colonel's claim of abuse

<p>This letter pertains to an Iraqi colonel's claim that he suffered injuries when in U.S. custody on a U.S. Navy ship and at Camp Bucca, Iraq. &nbsp;Specifically, he claims that while being processed on the ship for detention, he fell and was injured because his hands were flexi-cuffed behind his back. &nbsp;He also claims that his injury was not treated when later transferred to Camp Bucca. &nbsp;(This appears to be the same colonel who also claimed that his leg was broken and his arm was injured while in U.S. custody at Camp Poko. &nbsp;See the related documents on the right.)</p>

Tuesday, July 13, 2004
Sunday, February 27, 2005

J Loq DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY U.S. ARMY CLAIMS SERVICE OFFICE OF THE JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL 4411 LLEWELLYN AVENUE FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, MARYLAND 20755-5360 rijk. 1 3 ?OP' Foreign Torts Branch SUBJECT: Claim 111111111111111111111111 Office of the Judge Advocate General of the Navy 1322 Patterson Avenue Suite 300 Washington Navy Yard Washington, D.C. 20374 Dear011111111: This letter follows our conversation from July 13, 2004 when you were on annual training at the United slates Army Claim Service on Fort Meade, Maryland. As we discussed, the Departmer.cof,the Army is in receipt of claims for alleged torture and other mistreatment from detainees in On April 6,.2004, a claim in the amount of I I I I was submitted by INS a commander in the Iraqi marines. .alleges that on March 21, 2003, he was aboard his tugboat in Al-Shrouk, Iraq, w en he was captured by 'U.S. Navy personnel in the Northern Arabian (Persian) Gulf and taken aboard a small ship with 37 Iraqi Naval personnel (17 officers and 20 sailors). He was taken to a large U.S. Navy ship and then processed as an enemy prisoner of war (EPW). He states that he fell on the deck injuring his foot because his hands were flexi-cuffed behind this back. He was then transferred to Camp Bucca, in Southern Iraq, where he alleges that his foot was not treated. He was released on May 17, 2003 and returned to his home in Baqubah, Iraq. The United States Army Foreign Claims Branch has single service responsibility for tort claims that occur in Iraq. We respectful) re uest that your office provide us with a copy of any investigations or reports relative t . legations that he and 37 other Iraqis were capture on March 21, 2003 in the Northern Arabian ersian) Gulf. We need this information as soon as possible as these claims will be forwarded to the Secretary of Defense Office for resolution. The requested records should be forwarded to my attention to the following address: DODDOA 022902 -2- Commander United States Army Claims Service Office of the Judge Advocate General of the Army Fort Meade, Maryland 755 I have enclosed a copy of the claim. If you have any questions, you can reach me at exterisionlaktMillinat extensioV16 Chief Claims Investigator Foreign Torts Branch DODDOA 022903