capture-and-confess culture is Unabashedly tolerantof physical abuse. According to latest informationfrom the Civilian Police Assistance Training Team(CPATT), several other MOI officers have been"detained but not arrested" -- a not-uncommonpractice at MOI. Ambassador briefed PM Maliki onthe size and seriousness of the Site 4 abuse onJune 5. Malik was, in his words, "appalled" atwhat happened there. END SUMMARY.
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¶2. (SBU) On May 30, a third joint U.S.-Iraqiinspection of the "Site 4" INP detention complex,located in central Baghdad, discovered more than1,400 detainees in two separate facilities held insqualid, cramped conditions not uncommon in MOICommando detention facilities. Forty-one detaineesinterviewed had bruising and lash-marks consistentwith violent physical abuse. Thirty-sevenjuveniles were illegally held at the facility, manyalleging sexual abuse.¶3. (SBU) On June 1, the juvenile detainees wereremoved from Site 4 and transported temporarily toan MOI INP facility at Muthanna Airfield. Post isseeking an order from the Higher Juridical Council(HJC) authorizing their transfer to the Ministry ofLabor and Social Affairs (MOLSA) juvenile detentionfacility at Tobchi. Forty-five adult detaineesshowing marks of abuse were medically-screened,treated, and transferred to the "Site 1" INP