Previously Secret Testimony Reveals Detainee Was Beaten

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Previously secret testimony in a military court hearing indicates an Iraqi general imprisoned by U.S. forces was severely beaten two days before he died during an interrogation.

References to the beating appear in a transcript, released under court order, of the preliminary hearing for three of four Fort Carson soldiers accused of murder in the death of the Iraqi major general.

Mowhoush died while he was being questioned on November 26th, 2003. The three soldiers had put a sleeping over him, head first, wrapped him in electrical cord and knocked him to the ground where they sat and stood on him.

But their lawyers believe the major general may have died because of the beating he suffered two days earlier.

The name or names of those responsible for the beating, and who they work for, remains secret.


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