Faez Al Nuaimi disappeared since 2004 arrest by U.S. army during the battle of Fallujah

Faez Al Nuaimi disappeared since 2004 arrest by U.S. army during the battle of Fallujah

In November 2004, Faez Al Nuaimi was arrested in Fallujah by members of the U.S. forces, and taken to an unknown location. Two former detainees informed his family that they had seen him in Camp Bucca and Camp Cropper in 2005 and 2006.
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August 29, 2019: MENA Rights Group and Al Wissam Humanitarian Assembly request intervention of UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances.
2011: Two detainees informed Al Nuaimi’s family that they had seen him in Camp Bucca and Camp Cropper in 2005 and 2006.
2010: Thousands of detainees are handed over to the Iraqi authorities in the context of the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq.
November 9, 2004: Al Nuaimi is arrested on the street of Fallujah by members of the American forces during violent clashes with insurgents.

On November 9, 2004, Al Nuaimi travelled by foot from his home toward Fallujah’s industrial neighbourhood to buy some goods for his home. This was during the Second Battle of Fallujah, a joint U.S., British and Iraqi offensive that took place between November 7 and December 23, 2004, against the Iraqi insurgency in Fallujah. According to his neighbours, who witnessed the events, Al Nuaimi was shot and injured by U.S. soldiers who suspected that he belonged the insurgency. They then forced him to go with them to an unknown location.

Al Nuaimi’s family filed his case with the Commission of Inquiry on the Disappeared. They also searched for him in hospitals and places of detention in Fallujah in December 2004, but to no avail. They remained unaware of his fate and whereabouts until March 2011, when two former detainees informed them that they had seen him in Camp Bucca and Camp Cropper in 2005 and 2006. Both facilities were then under U.S. control. Mr Al Nuaimi's family assumes that he was later handed to the Iraqi authority in the context of the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq.