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AR 15-6 Investigation (Ramadi Palace, Iraq, July 11-12, 2003) re: Appointment of Investigating Officer

Aug. 1, 2003 | DOA | ACLU-RDI 1137
Appointment of investigating officer for allegations of detainee mistreatment during Operation Thunder Payback at Ramadi Palace, Iraq – July 11-12, 2003. The appointment letter incorrectly states the date of the operation and events as July 29, 2003. However, the statements from the soldiers who witnessed the events clearly shows the events wtook place late July 11 or the early morning of July 12, 2003. This document is part of an investigation in to an incident related to ACLU RDI 1136 through 1171.
  • 2003-07-29, Ramadi Palace (Rifles Base) (Camp Blue Diamond), Iraq
    • AR 15-6 Investigation (Ramadi Palace, Iraq, July 11-12, 2003). Members of an Army Rifle Company witnessed the abuse of several detainees who were bound. Their sworn statements state that the Military Police officers were kicking and punching the detainees. The soldiers of the Rifle Company told the MPs that their actions were wrong and that the Geneva Conventions applied to the EPWs. The Military Police responded that the Geneva Conventions did not apply. A Captain of the MP Unit has been specifically mentioned as giving orders and/or instructions to soldiers involved.