Investigation of Iraqi chemist’s death in US custody reopened

Investigation of Iraqi chemist’s death in US custody reopened

[JURIST] The US Army [official website] has announed that it has reopened an investigation into the death of Mohammad Munim al-Izmerly, an Iraqi scientist who died after 10 months in US custody. Al-Izmerly was alleged to have experimented with the use of poisons on prisoners during Saddam Hussein's regime. When his death came to light last May, the US military initially refused to discuss the circumstances of his death. Several people, including al-Izmerly's family, suspected that he was beaten to death [Los Angeles Times report]. A family commissioned autopsy reportedly revealed that the death was caused by a blunt force trauma to the head. AP has more.