Incident: death, Wali
On 27 July 2003, an Afghan governor (probably the governor of Kunar) will declare on Islamic radio that Wali died of a heart attack, and that there were no marks, bruises, or signs of abuse on the body. This is done despite the fact that an autopsy was not be conducted on Abdul Wali. It will later be revealed by a spokesperson for the governor that he suspected heart problems only because U.S. officials insisted Wali was not mistreated.
Despite U.S. officials' insistence that Wali was not mistreated, CIA operative David Passaro will later be charged with mistreating Wali. Witnesses allege that allege that Passaro beat Wali with a heavy flashlight 10 to 30 times and kicked him so hard that he came off the ground and later begged to be shot. According to prosecuters Passaro was only charged with assault, rather than murder, because they would need to examine Wali's body, which is buried in an area unsafe for U.S. troops.