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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

EXHIBIT(S)
(157) IA: TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS DISCOVERED DURING ADMINISTRATIVE
      REVIEW OF CASE FILE/24APR08...(COPY ALL)

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
1.  (S/NF) 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). V/AL ZAHRANI WAS FOUND HANGING BY THE
NECK INSIDE HIS CELL, IN ALPHA BLOCK, CAMP DELTA, BY JOINT
DETENTION GROUP (JDG) PERSONNEL.  SUBSEQUENTLY, JDG PERSONNEL
DISCOVERED V/AL TABI AND V/AHMED ALSO HANGING BY THEIR NECKS
INSIDE THEIR CELLS, IN ALPHA BLOCK.  ALL THREE VICTIMS WERE TAKEN
DOWN AND IMMEDIATELY TRANSPORTED TO THE DETENTION (DET) CLINIC,
INSIDE CAMP DELTA.  V/AL ZAHRANI WAS LATER TRANSPORTED VIA
AMBULANCE TO THE NAVAL HOSPITAL, GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA (NAVHOSP
GTMO).  V/AL ZAHRANI WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT NAVHOSP GTMO.  V/AL
TABI AND V/AHMED WERE BOTH PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE DET CLINIC.

2.  (S/NF) CONTACT WAS MADE WITH THE JDG COMMANDER TO GET AN
OVERVIEW OF THE SITUATION.  ALL THREE BODIES WERE MOVED PRIOR T0
NCIS ARRIVAL ON SCENE.  THE DEATH SCENES WERE SECURED.  ALL
DETAINEES WERE REMOVED FROM ALPHA BLOCK AND THE ENTIRE BLOCK WAS
SECURED.  INTERVIEWS WERE CONDUCTED WITH ALL JTF-GTMO PERSONNEL
WHO HAD ANY DEALINGS WITH THE RESPONSE AND TREATMENT OF THE THREE
DETAINEES.  APPARENT SUICIDE NOTES WERE DISCOVERED IN THE
CLOTHING OF ALL THREE VICTIMS.  INTERVIEWS WERE CONDUCTED WITH
ALL DETAINEES ASSIGNED TO ALPHA BLOCK; HOWEVER, NONE OF THE
INTERVIEWEES PROVIDED ANY SUBSTANTIVE INFORMATION.  DEATH SCENE
EXAMINATIONS WERE CONDUCTED AT EACH OF THE THREE CELLS WHERE THE
VICTIMS WERE FOUND HANGING.  ARMED FORCES INSTITUTE OF PATHOLOGY
(AFIP) PERSONNEL CONDUCTED AUTOPSIES ON ALL THREE VICTIM5 AT
NAVHOSP GTMO.  FINAL AUTOPSY REPORTS SUBMITTED BY AFIP LISTED THE
CAUSE OF DEATH FOR ALL THREE VICTIM5 TO BE HANGING AND THE MANNER
OF DEATH WAS LISTED AS SUICIDE.  LATENT PRINT ANALYSIS OF
EVIDENCE SUBMITTED TO US ARMY CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION LABORATORY
(USACIL) DETERMINED V/AHMED AND V/AL ZAHRANI'S LATENT
FINGERPRINTS WERE CONTAINED ON THEIR APPARENT SUICIDE NOTES FOUND
WITHIN OTHER DETAINEE'S CELLS.  USACIL FORENSIC DOCUMENT
EXAMINATION OF EVIDENCE FOR INDENTED HANDWRITING IMPRESSIONS ONLY
FOUND 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.  THE "FILTER LITIGATION TEAM"
REVIEWED DOCUMENTS THAT WERE SEIZED AS EVIDENCE; HOWEVER, ONLY

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