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CID Report: 0129-CID259-80195

Aug. 26, 2006 | CID | ACLU-RDI 4528
On 24 Dec 2003 American forces raided a house in the Slaikh Alrabee neighborhood of Baghdad. The men inside were taken in to custody with blindfolds and cuffed behind their backs. The men allege that during their arrest they were abused by being kicked, punched and dragged. All the men were taken from the house to. Radwaniya Palace. After they arrived at the Palace they were thrown to the ground and their hands were untied and replaced with handcuffs, which were put on very tight. The detainees were processed, initially screened, and interrogated. The men claim they were threatened, and had dogs biting at their clothing on numerous occasions while at the palace. The detainees remained at the TSF for approximately two days before being transferred to the Baghdad Central Confinement Facility (BCCF), Abu Ghraib. Available medical records pertaining to the detainees were reviewed and there were no injuries noted on the medical records consistent with their allegations of abuse. The capturing unit personnel confirm there was approximately $72,900. USD and 32 million Iraqi Dinar confiscated from the home. There was no probable cause to believe the offenses of aggravated assault and cruelty and maltreatment occurred as alleged; therefore, they are unfounded. There was probable cause to believe that a sergeant on the raid did steal the money.