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Fay Report Annex: DOD Memo: Interview of Screener at Abu Ghraib Prison re: Allegations of Detainee Abuse at Abu Ghraib Prison

May 10, 2004 | DOA | ACLU-RDI 660
This document is the condensed notes of an interview of at Screener in Abu Ghraib Prison from Mid-December 2003 through January 2004. The interview is a verbatim rendition of the Screener’s statement and it is noted that the statement is to be signed once the Screener returns from leave. She “heard that a soldier” took a female detainee and took her shirt off, but she clearly states that she “never witnessed the use of dogs during interrogations; did not witness any detainee abuse; did not witness any detainees wearing women underwear.” She stated that she heard the detainees say “that even the linguist beat them. They didn't know if Americans were involved. They were abused with cigarette burns, and electric shocks. The doctor documented the bruises. I would say there were about 90 incidents that took place in ASAMIY PALACE. Some detainees would say they were beat up by Iraqis.” And “A detainee said he was tortured for 7 days at night at the palace.”
  • Unknown date, Adhamiya (Adhamiya Palace), Iraq, Death
    • According to a civilian sworn statement, detainees were abused at Asamiya Palace (alternate spelling: Adhamiya Palace). Interrogators allegedly stripped and beat detainees, burned them with cigarettes, and subjected them to electric shocks, cold showers, sleep control, and sodomy.
  • Unknown date, Abu Ghraib (Baghdad Correctional Facility (BCCF)), Iraq
    • The interviewee was a screener in AG. The statement provided are answers to questions asked of her concerning AG. The interviewee recalled an incident where a detainee at AG was stripped of his clothes and repeatedly hit in the legs by a female MP until he fell and was pulled up and pushed to the wall. Also stated he was searched by a female MP, which was against his religion. The same MP also searched detainees, which was against the detainee's religion.