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Excerpts from writings of
accused soldier who helped run Baghdad prison
Friday April 30, 2004 -- After an investigation into problems at a Baghdad
prison run by the U.S. military began, Maryland-based soldier Ivan ``Chip''
Frederick wrote an account of how the prison he helped run treated inmates.
The writings were given to The Associated Press on Thursday by the soldier's
''I questioned some of the things that I saw ... such things as leaving
inmates in their cell with no clothes or in females' underpants, handcuffing
them to the door of their cell. I questioned this and the answer I got was,
'This is how military intelligence (MI) wants it done.' MI didn't want any
of the inmates talking to each other. This is what happened when they were
''Prisoners were forced to live in damp, cool cells. MI has also instructed
us to place a prisoner in an isolation cell with little or no clothes, no
toilet or running water, no ventilation or window for as much as three
''Prisoners have a mosque at the facility but are not allowed the privilege
to go to it. Prisoners do not have a minister at the facility.''
"I have had training dealing with convicted felons of the U.S. I have never
had any training dealing with POWs, civilian internees or detained
''Brigade should have had rules and regulations and the Geneva Convention in
the establishment from the beginning.''
''A prisoner with a clearly visible mental condition was shot with nonlethal
rounds for standing near the fence singing.''
Frederick also wrote e-mails to his sister, Marian, including one on Dec.
''It is very interesting to watch them interrogate these people. I have made
some really close friends. They usually don't allow others to watch them
interrogate, but since they like the way I run the prison, they make an
exception. ... We have had a very high rate with our style of getting them
to break. They usually end up breaking within hours.''
Source: Reuters - April 30, 2004
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