BAGHDAD: Testimony of an Iraqi man detained and tortured by US Forces

I was a low-level employee at the Ministry of Agriculture in Baghdad. Someone who had a grudge against me told the Coalition Forces that I was a Ba'ath party militia member. The U.S. raided my family's home at about 2am on June 14, 2003. I was away at the time. . . The soldiers broke in the doors, ransacked the house, confiscated some jewelry and 5 million Iraqi Dinars [$2,500 US], and held my wife and daughter at gunpoint.