Marine Corps List: Spreadsheet of Alleged Detainee Abuse Cases

This US Marine Corp spreadsheet lists twenty-one (21) cases of alleged detainee abuse. The table of cases includes ten (10) substantiated incidents and eleven (11) unsubstantiated incidents. The incidents include: beating detainees with fists; holding pistol to detainee’s head while another Marine took a picture, and photographing detainee with a flag draped over detainee’s body; hitting the head of a detainee on a table and squeezing his testicles; electric shocking a detainee; and burning a detainee’s hands.

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Total as of 8 Jul 04: 10 Substantiated incidents; 11 Unsubstantiated incidents
1. Substantiated; 10 incidents - All lstMARDIV — 8 OIF I, 2 OIF II.
24 suspects: 10 Court-martial convictions — 1 General Court-martial, 6 Special Courts-martial; 3 Summary Courts-martial 2 Non-judicial Punishments (1 followed by Board of Inquiry & pending discharge) 6 - charges withdrawn or dismissed 6 cases pending: •
3 pending General Courts-martial 1 pending Special Court-martial 1 pending p.11 1 pending Art 32 investigation
2.
Unsubstantiated: 11 incidents; 25 known suspects & unknown number of other suspects (2 NJPs for false official statements alleging abuse).

3.
Other:.One detainee death investigated with no allegation of abuse.
Five investigations pending.

For DODIG Report (Ongoing,/Closed): Preliminary Inquiries 0/3, Criminal Investigations 3/8 (10 are NCIS-DODIG counts under Navy; 1 open is joint Army CID & NCIS), Non-criminal Investigations 2/7, Inspections/Reviews 0/0, Total 23 Investigations 5/18 (2/10 without NCIS/Army CID)
Unit Date of Date Suspect, Location Type of Disposition Curre Incident Reported & Allegation Investigation & Date Statu
SUBSTANTIATED
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2 Jun 03 3 Jun 03 SUSPECT: Command SPCM: 2 Jun 03 Closed
I' BN, 41 th MAR, LOCATION: TBD (JAGMAN) Guilty of Art 92,
I stMARDIV, I MEF ALLEGATION: Beat detainees w/fists on various parts of their body violation of lawful
order; Art 93,
0 / SUBSTANTIATED maltreatment; & Art 128, assault. \Cj
INCIDENT; SENTENCE: 120 days
I SUSPECT conf; red E-1; BCD
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INCIDENT;
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3rd BN, 5 th MAR, 1st MARDIV, I MEF
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SUBSTANTIATED INCIDENTS; 4 ORIGINAL SUSPECTS; CHARGES WITHDRAWN AGAINST 1 SUSPECT
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while another Marine took a picture. 111/111M, also admitted to pouring a glass of water on the detainee's head. stook a photograph of the detainee while an American Flag was draped over the detainee's body. VMS failed to properly guard the detainee in the execution of his duties during these occurrences of maltreatment.
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SUSPECTS: (1)
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LOCATION: Achwaniya , Iraq ALLEGATIONS:
(1)
Locked two Iraqi male looters in an abandoned tank with a water bottle & hatch open.

(2)
Sprayed Iraqi looters w/fire extinguisher;

(3)
Ordered 4 juvenile Iraqi looters to kneel beside 2 shallow fighting holes & a pistol was discharged to conduct a mock execution.

NCIS (vice
Command)

(2) SCM 2 Jan 04
Guilty of Art 92 SENTENCE Conf 30 days, forf 2/3 pay x 1 mo, red E-1
(3) SCM 15 Jan 04
FINDINGS Guilty of dereliction, maltreatment SENTENCE Conf 20 days, forf 2/3 pay x 1 mo, red E-1
(1) SPCM 17 Jun 04
Guilt); of Art 93 maltreatment related to allegation (3) SENTENCE: Red E-3, 30 days hard labor w/o conf; Forf $1056/mo x 6 mos
(2) SPCM 29Mar04
Guilty of dereliction
SENTENCE: Red E-3;
30 days hard labor w/o
conf
(3) SCM 26 Jan 04
Guilty of detainee
abuse (spraying
detainee w/ fire
extinguisher)
SENTENCE: Red E-3;
forf 2/3 pay x 1 mo; 14
days restr

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15) 3"I BN, 23 rd MAR, l' MARDIV, I MEF (SNO is Reservist, Parent command is (1) 23 Jun 03 (2) 29 Jun 03 Jun/Jul 03 SUSPECT: LOCATION: Al Kut, Iraq ALLEGATIONS: (1) 23 Jun 03 — SNO, as Combined Anti-Armor (CAAT) Platoon Commander, detained 4 Iraqi males for looting brass from the Command (JAGMAN) CG's NJP 1 Au 03 Guilty o Con uc Unbecoming an Officer, & Failing to Closed a\ to discipl in Ty actior Separati , pending
4thMARDIV, Ammunition Supply Point. After the 4 th time of detaining them Report & Turn Over MARFC
MARFORRES) the same day, SNO had them searched, stripped of clothing Captured Property RES
except shoes & underwear, & released. SNO failed to account SENTENCE: Forf Report c
2 for their personal property & currency. $2,034 for 1 mo & Board oi
SUBSTANTIATED (2) 29 Jun 03 — SNO's Platoon fired in self-defense at a semi-truck Letter of Censure. Inquiry;
INCIDENTS; attempting to run a checkpoint on 28 Jun 03. The two MARFORRES Board Dep CM
I SUSPECT occupants were injured & transported to the hospital for of Inquiry on 040406 Manpom
treatment of minor injuries. On 29 Jun 03, the Iraqis returned to substantiated & Reser
recover their personal effects, but SNO denied them access & misconduct & Affairs
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[61 3 Aug 03 3 Aug 03 SUSPECT: Command SPCM 5 Apr 044thLARBn, 1" LOCATION: Al Mumudiyah, Iraq (LSA Do wood i• (JAGMAN) Guilty of Art 128,MARDIV, I MEF ALLEGATION: Mistreated detainee ( assault with means y causing rd degree burns/blisters to back of detainee's likely to produce death 1 SUBSTANTIA-Illitetainee requested to use hand sanitizer following a head call. or grievous bodily TED INCIDENT; As the detainee squatted down, a Marine guard squirted alcohol-based harm. 1 SUSPECT sanitizer into detainee's hands; excess cleaner formed puddle on floor. SENTENCE: As the Marine guard turned to dispose of the empty bottle, Mir lit Confinement 90 days, a match & threw it onto the puddle of hand sanitizer. The liquid Red to E-2 ignited, & flames burned the detainee's hands, causing large blisters. [7 1 (1) GCM 14 May 04 SUSPECTS: (1ishocked victim. Command Camp Fallujah, Iraq
2nd Bn, 2d MAR 13 Apr 15 Apr 04 (2)ielped PFC Sting operate (vice NCIS) Guilty of assault, 1" MARDIV, I MEF 04 er. cruelty & maltreatment, (2/2 is based at Camp (3 -escort for victim while he was dereliction, &
Lejeune NC with 2d shocked. conspiracy to assault MARDIV) (4) WHET NCO, present during incident Iraqi detainee.
(5)111111111111.discussed shocking detainees before SENTENCE: 1 yr conf; I SUBSTANTIA-LOCATION: Al Mahinudiya, Iraq (2/2 holding area) red E-1; total forf; BCD TED INCIDENT; ALLEGATION: 111111111111reported he witnessed . i& 5 SUSPECTS 11111Wshock an Iraqi detainee with an electric transformer; that11111111. (2) SPCM 14 May 04
impheld the wires against the shoulder area of the detainee & that the Camp Fallujah, Iraq detainee "danced" as he was shocked. The detainee-victim was Guilty of cruelty & released on 14 April & cannot be located. maltreatment,
dereliction, falSe official stmt, orders violation, & conspiracy to commit assault.
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SENTENCE: 8 mos conf , red E-1, total forf, BCD
(3)
Pending SPCM

(4)
Pending pll. SNM

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Pending GCM 24-28 J u 04
UNSUBSTANTIATED
11 Unsubstantiated
No dates 4 Jan 02 (1) Excessive force by guards when detainees moved from transport Preliminary Feb 02 Closes
CTF-58 were aircraft to TF-58 Short Tenn Holding Facility (STHF) at Kandahar Inquiry (Oral), -Guards use only that
Suspects' provided International Airport which requested force necessary to
ranks/units/service/ names of control the detainee
names were not provided by (2) Harsh physical treatment during interrogations — including interrogators hitting the head of a detainee on a table and squeezing detainees/ suspects & dates and provide adequate safety and security for
complainant testicles. Allegation made in Afghanistan to CTF-58, though unclear but did not the detainee and the
where interrogations occurred. receive further guard force. No
2 information medical treatment was
UNSUBSTANTIAT- from required or requested
ED INCIDENTS; complainant as a result of rough
UNKNOWN # physical treatment
SUSPECTS from guards.
-Physical abuse during
any detainee's
. interrogation did not
occur at TF 58 STHF.
121
SUSPECT: Marine Guard NCIS (initially Unsubstantiated Closes
Task Force Tarawa, I 29 Mar 03 30 Mar 03 LOCATION: Detainee Collection Point An Nasiriyah, Iraq Preliminary 31 Mar 03
MEF ALLEGATION: Detainee (Hamdan Shibey ISN 0408400C) was Inquiry by
shot & killed by a Marine guard. Investigation determined that the Command per
/ detainee attacked the Marine guard and the guard acted in self- TF Tarawa SJA)
UNSUBSTANTIAT- defense when he shot the detainee that was lunging for the guard's (Counting as
ED INCIDENT; service rifle. NCIS for
I SUSPECT DODIG Report) .
1 3 1 Unsubstantiated for
ilSUSPECT: ligpIIIIIIPMIIIIIIIINMCR.\Of NCIS abuse/homicide Close
2" BN, 23`d MAR, 8 Apr 03 Jan 04 LOCATION:iaiad, Iraq Substantiated for
1" MARDIV, I MEF (open source ALLEGATION:i old Las Vegas Newspaper that False Official Stmt,
— news he personally executed 2 Iraqis that were out of combat. NJP 28 Apr 04
I UNSUBSTANTI- article) Guilty of False
A TED INCIDENT; 0 Official Statement —
I SUSPECT; NJP 0 false allegation
FOR FALSE CI SENTENCE Forf I
OFFICIAL STMT 0 0 mo pay. SNM to retire.

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SUSPECT: "U.S. Marines" Command Unsubstantiated Close(
"U.S. Marines" 3/4, 9-12 Apr 03 2 Dec 03 LOCATION: Baghdad/Umm Qasar, Iraq Apr 04
IstMARDIV, I MEF CONGRINT ALLEGATION: )1111111111111111111111.alleged U.S. Marines "stole
my belongings...and started torturing me" in Baghdad, Iraq. On 30
1 UNSUBSTANTIA -Apr 04,iiled a claim against the U.S. Army claiming
TED INCIDENT; ,.-abuse while atiamp Bucca, Umm Qasar, Iraq, an Army detention
UNKNOWN # facility where he was transferred after being under Marine control
SUSPECTS for 3-4 days in Baghdad.
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[ 51 Combat Services Support Co 1" FSSG, I MEF 1 UNSUBSTANTIA - Apr 03 13 Jun 03 SUSPECT: Cpl USMC. LOCATION: Iraq. ALLEGATION: Suspect told several other unit members that he had been ordered by his formerillito execute 3 Iraqi EPWs while his unit was conducting combat ops near an abandoned Iraqi pharmaceutical factory south of Baghdad, & that his illihreatened NCIS Unsubstantiated. Suspect claimed he was intoxicated, that he fabricated the entire story, & he then passed polygraph. Close(
TED INCIDENT; I SUSPECT to kill him if he did not carry out the executions. Suspect claimed he killed 3 Iraqi EPWs & disposed of the bodies in an 8-ft deep hole.
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2/5, IstMARDIV I MEF N/A False allegation 9 Jul 03 SUSPECT: LCpl USMC LOCATION: Iraq. ALLEGATION: Suspect was being treated at the Naval Medical Center San Diego, when he was overheard bragging about stabbing NCIS Preliminary Inquiry & Command Unsubstantiated. Suspect also told medical staff he was meritoriously Closed. Due to totality c fictitiou!
1 UNSUBSTANTIA TED INCIDENT; - dead & wounded Iraqi EPWs. Preliminary Inquiry promoted to Sgt, wounded in Iraq, stories b suspect,
1 SUSPECT (Counting as awarded Purple Heart, full field
NCIS for honored by hometown investigi
DODIG Report) ceremony, treated to tion
dinner by deem
• Congressman, & unwary a
assaulted 1 night in ted.
San Diego. In fact,
C3 suspect was assigned to chaplain's vehicle
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1" BN, 4th MAR 1stMARDIV, I MEF TBD TBD SUSPECT: \O(QLOCATION: Iraq ALLEGATION: SNM was medevaced with a broken hand. He told Preliminary Inquiry (JAGMAN) Unsubstantiated for detainee abuse. Closes
the BN surgeon that he broke it "punching an EPW in the face" &. Substantiated for False
1 told another officer he broke it punching an EPW "in the back of the Official Statement
UNSUBSTANTIAT- head." In CONUS, he recanted, stating he punched the ground. (false allegation) &
ED INCIDENT; infliction of self-
/ SUSPECT; injury.
NJP FOR FALSE NJP Date TBD.
OFFICAL
STATEMENT
18)
Combined Anti-Armor Tin (CAAT), N/A False Allegation Oct 03 SUSPECT: HM3 Navy Corpsman detailed from Naval Hospital Oak Harbor, Washington, in support of IstMARDIV in OIF from 21 Feb 03 to 13 Sep 03. NCIS NAS Whidbey Island WA Unsubstantiated. Suspect said he never abused or assaulted Close( Case foL to have i
Wpns Co, 1" BN LOCATION: Iraq. any EPWs, though prosecu-
I stMARD1V ALLEGATION: That suspect claimed to have "roughed up some admitted pushing one tive or
1 UNSUBSTANTIAT - _.. EPWs while in Iraq." EPW's face in the dirt & tripping other disciplin ry merit
ED INCIDENT; difficult EPWs to put Trial Sv'
I SUSPECT them on the ground Office­
while assisting USMC West NJ
members conducting Whidbe'
"pat down" searches. Island.
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12 Apr 04 15 Apr 04 SUSPECT: SSgt, Counterintelligence Specialist Preliminary Unsubstantiated. Close(
1" Intel BN, 1" LOCATION: Division Interrogation Facility, Camp Fallujah, Iraq Inquiry Inquiry found
MARDIV, 1 MEF Serious ALLEGATION: That detainee was kicked & struck during evidence limited &
Incident screening. conflicting. SIR
1 Report, I indicated immediate
UNS'UBSTANTIAT- MEF FWD medical exam of
ED INCIDENT; 15 Apr 04 detainee found no
1 SUSPECT associated injury.
110) (Moved from Unsubstantiated (6 Jul
"Other" category) 25 Jun 04 26 Jun 04 SUSPECT(S): 8 Marines from MEU Service Support Group & 10 NCIS (initially 04).iInvestigators Close(
Marines from C Co, 1/6. command found no information
22" MEU LOCATION: Forward Operating Base (FOB) Ripley, Afghanistan investigation; to substantiate abuse;
ALLEGATION: Mistreatment of 6 Afghani nationals while being counting as no medical evidence
1 UNSUBSTANTIA- held at the temporary detention facility at FOB Ripley by: NCIS for of injuries.i(a)-(d)
TED INCIDENT; 18 a.iForced to repeat stand up & sit down. DODIG Rpt) take place as control

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SUSPECTS b. Move small rocks from 1 pile to another. measures for sleep
c. Stand with extended arms for long periods. deprivation & as
d. Kneel in place for long periods. punishment for
e. Kneel with feet propped up on 2x4. breaking camp rules,
f. Kneel while holding large rock overhead. lasting 2 to 20 minutes
g. Kneel on small pebble. only (e.g. 1 detainee
h. Lay with chest across wooden board. had tried to grab
guard's pistol.iLittle
to no evidence of (e)-
(h).iInvestigative
efforts supported
Marines' actions as
appropriate & within
SOP, guidance &
training.

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13 Jun 04 SUSPECT: NCIS Investigation pending Investig
LOCATION: ALLE A ION:
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10 Jun 04 SUSPECT: LOCATION: ALLE

INVESTIGATION
PENDING

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19 Apr 19 Apr 04 SUSPECT: N/A
3"d Bn, 7th MAR 04 LOCATION: Husaybah, Iraq (3/7 holding area)
I S` MARDIV, I MEF ALLEGATION: On 19 Apr 04, a detainee (suspected Muj martyr)

captured during heavy combat operations died of unknown causes 36
NON-INCIDENT hours after he was apprehended.iThe detainee is suspected to have died from head injuries suffered during one of over 20 escape attempts, including one in which he escaped from his restraints and threw himself through a window, landing on his head. Subsequent examination by a medical officer (MO) had him conscious, with good pupils, and responsive. However, a few hours later he took a turn for the worse and died with a Corpsman present. The examining MO surmised that the detainee died from internal cranial bleeding from the fall that was slow to kill him. The entire period of the detainee's captivity occurred during an intense combat engagement. Since the fall out the window did not appear to have caused any injury, the
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2nd Bn, 2d MAR Apr 04 2 & 6 May 04 SUSPECT(S): Unknown LOCATION: Iraq Command Investigation pending Investig tion
IstMARDIV, I MEF (2/2 based at Camp ALLEGATIONS: 2 detainees reported they were beaten & abused by U.S. military members. pendin
Lejeune NC with 2d
MARDIV)
INVESTIGATION .
PENDING
1 5 i nil 21 Jun 04 SUSPECT(S), LOCATION: Joint Army CID & NCIS Investigation pending Investig ion
ALLEGATIO : (Army CID pendin
initiated)
INVESTIGATION
PENDING
[6] RCT 1, 1 stMARDIV I MEF Jul 04 7 Jul 04 SUSPECT(S): Unknown. LOCATION: Fallujah, Iraq ALLEGATION: Detainee states he was forced to lie face down in the Conunand Investigation pending Investig tion pendin
dirt, kneel next to a mud pile, and was pushed into the mud pile.
INVESTIGATION
PENDING

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