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ID:

397

Date:

2006-11-05

Headline:

Soldier opposed interrogations

Reporter's name:

Kevin Elston

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

KNAU

City:

Flagstaff, AZ

Summary:

According to documents obtained under FOIA, the third woman to die in Iraq, Army Specialist Alyssa Peterson of Arizona, killed herself after objecting to unspecified interrogation techniques. Her death came seven months before allegations of abusive practices at the Abu Ghraib prison became public. The Army denied a FOIA request for Peterson's suicide note.

Notes:

A FOI/Privacy Act officer later said that all records of the unspecified techniques have been destroyed. Also, Peterson's mother said that neither she nor her husband had received any official documents containing information from the KNAU report (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/greg-mitchell/us-soldier-killed-herself_b_190517.html).

Keywords:

Iraq, interrogation, Army, suicide, Abu Ghraib, destruction of records

URL:

http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/local/articles/1105soldierdeath05.html


Agencies:

DOD

States:

AZ

Categories:

detainees, prison
intelligence
Iraq
military


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