Mark Swanner

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Charles Graner, posing over the body of Manadel al-Jamadi who died during interrogation by Mark Swanner. in November 2003

Mark Swanner is a CIA interrogator. He worked at the Abu Ghraib prison in 2003. A prisoner named Manadel al-Jamadi was tortured to death during by one of his interrogations while his wrists were tied behind his back.[1][2]

Media reports interpreted this to mean he was tied up in strappado style but guards told CIA investigators that Jamadi was given enough slack to kneel or stand.[1][3]

Swanner claims that he did not harm al-Jamadi and that the death was accidental and unexpected. He has not been charged with a crime.


  1. ^ a b Mayer, Jane, "A Deadly Interrogation", The New Yorker, 2005-11-14
  2. ^ "Other government agencies" from series "The Abu Ghraib Files"
  3. ^ McChesney, John, The Death of an Iraqi Prisoner, NPR, All Things Considered, October 27, 2005

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