Statement of Interrogator re: Detainee Abuse Allegations

Statement of an interrogator who noticed cuts and bruises on detainee during an interview. The detainee stated that while he was in a holding pen in Afghanistan he was told to stand with other detainees, but sat due to weak legs. The detainee stated it was then that he was beaten about the body by several guards. The detainee was not able to identify the guards or specific date of the abuse.

Doc_type: 
Investigative File
Doc_date: 
Thursday, February 14, 2002
Doc_rel_date: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Doc_text: 

010149FEBZJANO2, KANDAHAR DETENTION FACILITY, KANDAHAR AIR

FIELD, AFGHANISTAN
(k)k#,)z--
AT 0149Z ON 01FEB02, I AND SPC1111.11111.ENTERED BOOTH 1 OF
THE JOINT INTERROGATION FACILITY (JIFijUESTION MP#
MEM WHEN THE MP GUARD PULLED S STOCKING CAP FROM HIS FACE, I NOTICED SEVERAL CUTS, SCRATCHES, BRUISES, AND SCABS 011111111'S FACE. aligHAS A LARGE SCABBED OVER CUT ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF BOTH HIS TOP AND BOTTOM LIPS; A LARGE SCABBED OVER CUT ON THE BRIDGE OF HIS NOSE, APPROXIMATELY ONE HALF INCH IN DIAMETER; A CUT OVER THE CORNER OF HIS LEFT EYE, APPROXIMATELY ONE HALF TO THREE QUARTERS INCH LONG ( THIS CUT HAS BEEN STERIĀ­STRIPPED); HIS LEFT EYE IS BRUISED, SWOLLEN, AND THERE IS A LARGE BLOOD SPOT ON THE WHITE oFangS EYE (OUTSIDE); SEVERAL, SMALL, SCABBED OVER SCRATCHES BY HIS RIGHT EYE; HE IS COMPLAINING OF A SEVERE HEADACHE, AND SORE RIBS. (FLINCHED WHEN I APPLIED VERY LIGHT PRESSURE TO THE LOWER RIGHT SIDE OF HIS TORSO. THERE IS NO VISIBLE BRUISING ON HIS TORSO.)
arlIFSTATED THAT APPROXIMATELY FIVE DAYS AGO, AN UNKNOWN NUMBER OF GUARDS CAME INTO HIS PEN AND TOLD EVERYONE TO STAND UP. amp WAS UNDER THE IMPRESSION THAT THE GUARDS WANTED THEM TO STAND BECAUSE EVERYONE ELSE IN HIS PEN STOOD UP) WHEN/Mr/ATTEMPTED TO STAND, HIS RIGHT FOOT AND LEG WAS COLD AND NUMB, SO HE SAT BACK DOWN. aliNSTATED THAT THIS PROBLEM WITH HIS FOOT AND LEG STARTED AT BAGRAM.) AT THIS TIME. THREE OR FOUR UNIDENTIFIED GUARDS APPROACHED HIM AND BEGAN KICKING HIM UNTIL HE LAID DOWN. HE STATED THAT THE GUARDS CONTINUED TO KICK HIM REPEATEDLY IN THE HEAD.
ma STATED THAT HE WAS ASSAULTED THE FOLLOWING TWO NIGHTS, BY TWO OR THREE GUARDS EACH NIGHT. HE SAID THAT THE GUARDS ENTERED HIS PEN, KICKED HIM REPEATEDLY, AND LEFT.

4111101r
PFC, USA
SPC, USA
(6) 7.,
020577

DOD-043642

Doc_nid: 
4093
Doc_type_num: 
66