Abu Ghraib Report

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6. (S) I find that the intentional abuse of detainees by military police personnel included
the following acts:

  1. (S) Punching, slapping, and kicking detainees; jumping on their naked feet;
  2. (S) Videotaping and photographing naked male and female detainees;
  3. (S) Forcibly arranging detainees in various sexually explicit positions for photographing;
  4. (S) Forcing detainees to remove their clothing and keeping them naked for several days at a time;
  5. (S) Forcing naked male detainees to wear women’s underwear;
  6. (S) Forcing groups of male detainees to masturbate themselves while being photographed and videotaped;
  7. (S) Arranging naked male detainees in a pile and then jumping on them;
  8. (S) Positioning a naked detainee on a MRE Box, with a sandbag on his head, and attaching wires to his fingers, toes, and penis to simulate electric torture;
  9. (S) Writing “I am a Rapest” (sic) on the leg of a detainee alleged to have forcibly raped a 15-year old fellow detainee, and then photographing him naked;
  10. (S) Placing a dog chain or strap around a naked detainee’s neck and having a female Soldier pose for a picture;
  11. (S) A male MP guard having sex with a female detainee;
  12. (S) Using military working dogs (without muzzles) to intimidate and frighten detainees, and in at least one case biting and severely injuring a detainee;
  13. (S) Taking photographs of dead Iraqi detainees.

8. (U) In addition, several detainees also described the following acts of abuse, which under the circumstances, I find credible based on the clarity of their statements and supporting evidence provided by other witnesses (ANNEX 26):

  1. (U) Breaking chemical lights and pouring the phosphoric liquid on detainees;
  2. (U) Threatening detainees with a charged 9mm pistol;
  3. (U) Pouring cold water on naked detainees;
  4. (U) Beating detainees with a broom handle and a chair;
  5. (U) Threatening male detainees with rape;
  6. (U) Allowing a military police guard to stitch the wound of a detainee who was injured after being slammed against the wall in his cell;
  7. (U) Sodomizing a detainee with a chemical light and perhaps a broom stick.
  8. (U) Using military working dogs to frighten and intimidate detainees with threats of attack, and in one instance actually biting a detainee.
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