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Monday, August 11, 2003

Incident: Yassen detained

According to an interview she will give to The American Prospect, today, Khadeja Yassen will be arrested by US forces. She is the sister of former Vice President Taha Yasin Ramadan al-Jizrawi, a high-ranking official of the Hussein government, however she is a 51 year-old former school principal.

She will be held for five months at various locations, including Abu Ghraib. While detained, she claims that she was threatened with dogs. When asked if she was sexually harassed in any way, she responds

I won't answer this question. I promised them I would not say anything about this.

Tuesday, August 05, 2003

Incident: Salim 'Ali

This month according to reports citing Amnesty International, Salah Nasser Salim 'Ali will be detained in Indonesia. After a week of detention he will be taken to a location in Jordan, where he alleges that the following took place:
  • he was threatened with electric shocks and sexual abuse
  • he was forced to run about until exhaustion, at which point his guards would beat him
He was then transferred to another, unknown location where he was interrogated daily by American guards. He is currently being detained in a Yemeni prison which is being run for the US.

Sunday, August 03, 2003

Incident: Burns, Al Mamudiyah

Today at Al Mumudiyah in Iraq, a detainee will be given second degree burns to the back of his hands. A Marine guard squirted sanitising alcohol on his hands, and lit them by throwing a match.

This document forms part of the documentation released by various US Government Departments in response to an FOIA court order.

Friday, August 01, 2003

Incident: Ali H. detained

According to a statement on the ACLU website, this month, Ali H. (17 years old) was detained. He refuses to give his full name for obvious reasons. He will claim to have been detained for four weeks at Abu Ghraib. In his statement, he will claim that:
  • He was denied medical treatment for gunshot wounds he sustained during his capture for hours. When eventually attended to, the bullets were removed in a brutal fashion without anaesthetic;
  • He denied food, water, and pain killers for two days after his injury;
  • He sustained a second shrapnel wound during the detention, however soon after treatment:
    • he was dragged from one location to another;
    • he was forced to sleep outdoors on the ground;
    • personnel refused to change his bandages, and his wound became infected and leaked pus.
    • He was thrown from a bus upon release.