After September 11, 2001, U.S. officials authorized the cruel treatment and torture of prisoners held in Afghanistan, Iraq, Guantanamo, and the CIA's secret prisons overseas.

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This is a CID investigation into the death of an unknown Iraqi male, shot by US forces on April 4, 2005. It is reported that the gentleman shot at Coalition Forces, who then returned fire, striking him once in the right flank. This file is the ...
Mar. 18, 2011
Medical (Autopsy), Interview (Summaries/Notes)
Unknown Iraqi Male, 115 Field Hospital, Abu Ghraib Prision, Iraq, April 4, 2005
Physical assault
This is an autopsy report for Emad Jaseem, an Iraqi national detainee who died following a violent encounter with coalition forces at the Baghdad Central Confinement facility (BCCF), Abu Ghraib, Iraq. This report does not indicate how Mr. Jaseem ...
Mar. 18, 2011
Medical (Autopsy, Death Certificate)
Emad Jaseem
Physical assault
This is an autopsy report for an unknown Iraqi detainee who died while being treated for injuries sustained during a violent encounter with coalition forces at the Baghdad Central Confinement Facility (BCCF), Abu Ghraib, Iraq. This report does ...
Mar. 18, 2011
Medical (Autopsy, Death Certificate)
Physical assault
This is an NCIS investigation in to the shooting death of detainee Haskem Shefi Abdullah at the Entry Control Point 5 (ECP-5) on September 20, 2005 while being guarded. The Report states that as a US Marine was guarding Mr. Abdullah, and while ...
Jan. 21, 2011
Investigative File (NCIS), Photograph, Medical (Autopsy, Death Certificate), Interview (Summaries/Notes)
Haskem Shefi Abdullah
Physical assault
This is an NCIS investigation into the death of Ismail Na-Ama Ahmed, an Iraqi civilian who died following a beating he received by Iraqi Police (IP) following his arrest and detention at the Echo Company Forward Operating Base (FOB) Haditha, ...
Jan. 21, 2011
Investigative File (NCIS), Photograph, Medical (Autopsy, Death Certificate), Interview (Summaries/Notes)
Ismail Na-Ama Ahmed
Physical assault, General
This is an NCIS investigation into the death of Abu Bachir, a Syrian National. Marines and Iraqi National Guard Forces (ING) stopped and searched a vehicle coming from the direction of Syria. A Red Opal a taxi with three (3) passengers. As the ...
Jan. 21, 2011
Investigative File (NCIS), Medical (Autopsy, Death Certificate)
Abu Bachir
Physical assault
This is an NCIS investigation in to the shooting death of detainee Haskem Shefi Abdullah at the Entry Control Point 5 (ECP-5) on September 20, 2005 while being guarded. The Report states that as a US Marine was guarding Mr. Abdullah, and while ...
Jan. 21, 2011
Chart/List, Investigative File (NCIS), Notes, Photograph, Medical (Autopsy), Interview (Statement, Summaries/Notes)
Haskem Shefi Abdullah
Physical assault
This is an NCIS investigation of the death of an Iraqi detainee, Thair Hamid Khalaf Hassan Alwani, who died in the custody of the Military Transition Team (MiTT) on December 22, 2007 while being transported from Combat Outpost (COP) Manion to the ...
Jan. 21, 2011
Chart/List, Investigative File (NCIS), Photograph, Medical (Autopsy, Death Certificate), Interview (Summaries/Notes)
Thair Hamid Khalaf Hassan Alwani
Physical assault, General
This is an NCIS investigation of the death of an Iraqi detainee, Thair Hamid Khalaf Hassan Alwani, who died in the custody of the Military Transition Team (MiTT) on December 22, 2007 while being transported from Combat Outpost (COP) Manion to the ...
Jan. 21, 2011
Investigative File (NCIS), Medical (Autopsy), Interview (Summaries/Notes)
Thair Hamid Khalaf Hassan Alwani
Physical assault
This is an NCIS investigation into the death of Ismail Na-Ama Ahmed, an Iraqi civilian who died following a beating he received by Iraqi Police (IP) following his arrest and detention at the Echo Company Forward Operating Base (FOB) Haditha, ...
Jan. 21, 2011
Investigative File (NCIS), Photograph, Medical (Physical (non-death))
Ismail Na-Ama Ahmed
Physical assault, General