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CID Report: 0132-04-CID259-80198

July 1, 2004 | CID | ACLU-RDI 13

On 1/18/04, a detainee gave a statement about abuse he had suffered at Abu Ghraib and also stated that he had witnessed a translator forcibly sodomizing a male juvenile detainee while a female U.S. soldier observed and took pictures. (This statement was included in an annex to the Taguba report and was posted widely on the Internet.) CID did not investigate the allegation until 5/28/04. CID identified the victim and witness but could not locate them via the records at the prison or the Ministry of Justice. The translator denied having sexual intercourse with a male detainee. CID closed the investigation because "the Special Agent in Charge determined further of the [sic] investigation would be of little or no value."

  • Unknown date, Abu Ghraib (Baghdad Correctional Facility (BCCF)), Iraq
    • An Iraqi male, detained at Abu Ghraib reported abuses that occurred from Oct. 3, 2003, to Jan. 18, 2004.  He reported being physically assaulted, stripped naked, hooded, threatened with rape, forced to wear women's underwear, suspended by his hands for about five hours, and denied food by U.S. soldiers.  He witnessed other detainees being stripped naked, stacked on top of each other, and hit by soldiers while female soldiers observed and took photographs.  He witnessed other detainees forced to stand naked on buckets while holding chairs over their heads.  He witnessed a translator (possible Egyptian) employed by U.S. forces anally sodomize a juvenile detainee while a female U.S. soldier watched and took photographs.  A different translator admitted in an interview with investigators that on one occasion he witnessed soldiers interrogating three detainees, handcuffed and nude on the floor.