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CID Report (Death): 0237-03-CID259-61219

Oct. 16, 2004 | CID | ACLU-RDI 4526
CID investigation into the death of a detainee, Manadel Al-Jamadi. Mr. Al-Jamadi was captured on Nov. 4, 2003 by members of U.S. Navy Seal Team Seven (ST-7), who located Mr. Al-Jamadi at his residence south of Baghdad, Iraq. Mr. Al-Jamadi allegedly resisted apprehension and was taken into custody after a physical altercation with ST-7 members. Mr. Al-Jamadi was placed in the rear of a High Mobility Multi Wheeled Vehicle and taken to FOB St. Michael, where he was repeatedly kicked, punched and struck with weapons by ST-7 members. He was then transported to Abu Ghraib prison and was found dead later that day at the prison. The Medical Examiner found broken ribs and many bruises. Mr. Al-Jamadi’s death was determined to be as a result of blunt force trauma to the torso complicated by compromised respiration; the manner of death is determined to be a homicide. Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) assumed responsibility for this investigation and declined any further assistance from CID. NCIS has not identified any of the subjects of their investigation to CID.
  • 2003-11-04, Abu Ghraib (Baghdad Correctional Facility (BCCF)), Iraq, Death
    • Detainee Manadel Al Jamadi was captured by Navy Seal Team #7 and resisted apprehension. External injuries are consistent with injuries sustained during apprehension. Fractures of the ribs and a contusion of the left lung imply significant blunt force injuries of the thorax and likely resulted in impaired respiration. According to investigating agents, during interrogation of the detainee, a hood made of synthetic material was placed over the head and neck of the detainee. He died while detained at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. Cause of death was determined to be blunt force injuries complicated by compromised respiration. Manner of death was declared as homicide. Autopsy report indicates there was evidence of blunt force injuries to decedent's head, torso, and extremities.