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Thursday, October 21, 2004

Camp Bucca 

Camp Bucca is an American-run prison in Iraq that is less well-known than Abu Ghraib. It's near the port city of Umm Qasr. Oh yeah, and some detainee just died there:

A 26-year-old male security internee died of undetermined causes at the U.S.-run Camp Bucca prison in southern Iraq, the U.S. military reported Wednesday.

Fellow prisoners notified the guards about 4:20 p.m. Tuesday that the detainee was suffering "a medical problem," the U.S. statement said.

"Guards immediately notified medics, who performed emergency life-saving measures at the scene, including CPR, and transported him to the detainee medical facility at the camp," the statement added. "He was pronounced dead shortly after 5 p.m. by an attending physician."

The prisoner, who was not identified by name, had been held as a security internee at Abu Ghraib and Camp Bucca since November 2003, the statement said. An investigation is underway to determine the cause of death.

It was probably just appendicitis or something...

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