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July 28, 2005
Release A050728d

Detainee dies at Camp Bucca

Multi-National Force-Iraq

BAGHDAD , Iraq – A 30-year-old male security detainee at Camp Bucca died July 27 as a result of renal failure and other organ failure due to chronic malaria.

The detainee was admitted to the field hospital on July 3 following complaints of nausea. An attending physician pronounced him dead at 3:30 p.m. July 27 at the field hospital.

Officials at the hospital believe the detainee contracted malaria prior to arriving at Camp Bucca in December 2004. The detainee was not diagnosed until recently as he did not exhibit any symptoms. The detainee did not pose a contagious hazard to other detainees.

The detainee's remains will be transferred to the family upon completion of an autopsy. This is standing procedure for all detainees who die while in custody of Coalition Forces.

The detainee was being held at Camp Bucca as a threat to the security of Iraq . Camp Bucca is located in the southeastern region of Iraq and holds more than 6,000 detainees.

This incident is currently under investigation.

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TEXT PROVIDED BY THE PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER FOR TASK FORCE 134 (DETAINEE OPERATIONS). For more information, contact the public affairs officer at taskforce.134pao_io@iraq.centcom.mil

 



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