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U.S. NAVAL CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIVE SERVICE

SECRET/NOFORN
10JUN06-MPGT-0031-7HNA

SUBJ:  V/AL ZAHRANI, YASSER TALAL/CIV

U. S. NAVAL CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIVE SERVICE

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
1.  (S/NF) THIS INVESTIGATION WAS INITIATED ON 10JUN06,
SUBSEQUENT TO THE RECEIPT OF INFORMATION FROM THE JOINT TASK
FORCE GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA (JTF-GTMO) STAFF JUDGE ADVOCATE (SJA)
OF THE DEATH OF THREE DETAINEES, WITHIN JTF-GTMO CAMP DELTA.  THE
THREE DETAINEES WERE IDENTIFIED AS V/AL ZAHRANI (ISN 093), V/AL
TABI (ISN 588), AND V/AHMED (ISN 693). ON 10JUN06, AT
APPROXIMATLEY 0039 HOURS, V/AL ZAHRANI WAS FOUND HANGING BY THE
NECK INSIDE HTS CELL, IN ALPHA BLOCK, CAMP DELTA, BY JOINT
DETENTION GROUP (JDG) PERSONNEL.  WITHIN MINUTES, JDG PERSONNEL
ALSO DISCOVERED V/AL TABI AND V/AHMED HANGING BY THEIR NECKS
INSIDE THEIR CELLS. ALL THREE VICTIMS WERE TAKEN DOWN AND
IMMEDIATELY TRANSPORTED TO THE DETENTION (DET) MEDICAL CLINIC,
INSIDE CAMP DELTA.  V/AL ZAHRANI WAS LATER TRANSPORTED VIA
AMBULANCE TO TEE NAVAL HOSPITAL, GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA (NAVHOSP
GTMO) WHERE HE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD.  V/AL TABI AND V/AHMED WERE
BOTH PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE DET MEDICAL CLINIC.

2. (S/NF) SUBSEQUENT TO RECEIPT OF THE DEATH NOTIFICATION MADE BY
THE JTF-GTMO SJA, CONTACT WAS MADE WITH THE JDG COMMANDER TO
ASSESS THE SITUATION AND COORDINATE NCIS' RESPONSE.  THE DEATH
SCENES WERE SECURED.  ADDITIONALLY, ALL DETAINEES WERE REMOVED
FROM ALPHA BLOCK AND THE ENTIRE BLOCK WAS SECURED.  THE BODIES OF
ALL THREE VICTIMS WERE MOVED PRIOR TO NCIS' ARRIVAL ON SCENE.
INTERVIEWS WERE CONDUCTED WITH ALL JTF-GTMO PERSONNEL WHO HAD ANY
DEALINGS WITH THE RESPONSE AND TREATMENT OF THE THREE VICTIMS.
APPARENT SUICIDE NOTES WERE DISCOVERED IN THE CLOTHING OF ALL
THREE VICTIMS. ALL DETAINEES ASSIGNED TO ALPHA BLOCK WERE
INTERVIEWED; HOWEVER, NONE PROVIDED ANY SUBSTANTIVE INFORMATION.
DEATH SCENE EXAMINATIONS WERE CONDUCTED AT EACH OF THE THREE
CELLS WHERE THE VICTIMS WERE FOUND HANGING.  PERSONNEL FROM THE
ARMED FORCES INSTITUTE OF PATHOLOGY (AFIP) CONDUCTED AUTOPSIES ON
ALL THREE VICTIMS AT NAVHOSP GTMO.  AFIP DETERMINED THE CAUSE OF
DEATH FOR ALL THREE VICTIMS WAS HANGING AND THE MANNER OF DEATH
WAS SUICIDE.  LATENT PRINT ANALYSIS OE EVIDENCE SUBMITTED TO THE
U.S. ARMY CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION LABORATORY (USACIL) REVEALED
V/AHMED'S AND V/AL ZAHRANI'S LATENT FINGERPRINTS WERE CONTAINED
ON THE APPARENT SUICIDE NOTES.  USACIL FORENSIC DOCUMENT
EXAMINATION OF EVIDENCE FOR INDENTED HANDWRITING IMPRESSIONS
LOCATED IMPRESSIONS, IN THE FORM OF DRAWINGS, ON ONE OF THE ITEMS
OF EVIDENCE SUBMITTED.  NO OTHER IMPRESSIONS OF VALUE WERE NOTED
ON ANY OF THE OTHER SUBMITTED ITEMS.  BY DIRECTION OF THE U.S.
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, A FILTER LITIGATION TEAM (FLT) WAS
ESTABLISHED TO REVIEW ALL DOCUMENTS SEIZED FROM DETAINEE'S CELLS
DURING THE INVESTIGATION FOR RELEVANCE TO THE INVESTIGTAION AND
TO IDENTIFY ATTORNEY—CLIENT PRIVELEGED INFORMATION. THE FLT

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