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Profile: Najem Sa’doun Hattab

a.k.a. Nagm Sadoon Hatab

Positions that Najem Sa’doun Hattab has held:

Najem Sa’doun Hattab was a participant or observer in the following events:

At the Camp Whitehorse detention center near Nassiriya, Iraq, US marines beat and choke Najem Sa’doun Hattab, a former Ba’ath Party official, and then drag him by the neck to his cell. Hattab dies from his injuries. (Rogers 2/3/2004; Amnesty International 3/18/2004) His autopsy reveals bone and rib fractures, and multiple bruises over his body. (American Civil Liberties Union 10/24/2005)

During a hearing on the June 2003 death of Najem Sa’doun Hattab (see June 5, 2003) at Camp Whitehorse detention center near Nassiriya, Iraq, a former US marine, granted immunity for testifying, says that it was common for Coalition forces “to kick and punch prisoners who did not cooperate—and even some who did.” (Rogers 2/3/2004; Amnesty International 3/18/2004)


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