TREATMENT OF NON-AMERICAN PRISONERS HELD IN DETENTION CAMPS OPERATED BY THE VIE

Created: 9/23/1971

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OPERATED BT THE VIET CONG (VC) IN VC CA MAU AND CANROVINCES

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SUMMARY: RESIDE ITS Of VIET COHG (VC) COWT^^LLXD AREAS IN /sOUTMIO ARE ARRESTED BY THE VC FOR VARIOUS ALLEGED CRIMES ARt SENT IMMEDIATELY TO MAKESHIFT DETENTION CAMPS LOCATED IN VARIOUS PROVINCES. PRISONERS ARE KEPT IN THESE DETENTION CAMPS FORHOUT TRIAL AND RELEASEDARNING TO BECOME GOOD VC CITIZENS AND NOT TO DISCLOSE THE TREATMEM THEY SUFFERED* WHILE 8EII6

HELD CAPTIVES BY THE VC. THE DETENTION CAMPS NORMALLY HOLDRISONERSR SECURITY PURPOSES, THE PRISONERS AREFROM OME PfilSOH SITE TOJHE_NEXT WITHIN THE SAME

U MIHH FOREST AREA OF VC CA HAU (GOVERNMENT OF VIETNAM (GVN)AND PORTIONS OFN BIANG1 PPOVLCE. .ME-

BLINDFOLDED AND MADE TO WALK THROUGH THE JUNGLE FOR ABOUT IS HOURS

HI AN UNKNOWN DIRECTION FROM TAN LOT VILIAGE, THOI BIBH MSIRICT,

AN KUYER PROVINCE. HE VAS TAKENETENTION CAMP CONSISTING OF

TEN THATCHED HUTS, FOUR OF WHICH WERE USED BY THE PRISOID

DURING TKEHERE REGULARLY.

t. THE VC MAINTAINED VARIOUS PRISON SITES IN THE JUNOLE.

* PRISONER WAfmEASEt^TjEJABfJASRELOCATED. THE PRIS-

THE REMAINDER HOUSED PRISOIERS. EACH HUT HELD FIWE PRISONERS AID,

SPENT II THE CAMPj FROMO it PRISONERS WERE

ONERS 3 PARCHED to ANOTHER LOCATION SOME SIX ON

SEVEN HOURS FROM THE PREVIOUS SITE. OTHER SITE CHANGES OCCURREDR-SOfSJi-EfiCAPXP PR WMFU Wfinn MAS RECEIVED Of CVM OMITS oper-

t; COHMEKTj VKiLE^g}RISONER HE MAS NEVER ASKED TOOXHOLE ORHELTER, NOR DID HE EXPERIENCE AN AIR STRIKE. HE HEARD THAT VC OFFICIALS HADE VISITS to THE PRISON AREA, BUT HE NEVER ACTUALLY SAU ANT of ThE VISITORS.) I

A. THE PRISONERS HERE FED TVOAY,hitk RICE AND salt INCLUDED IB EACH MEAL. SANITARY CONDITIONS WERE PRIMITIVE. WERE ALLOWED to USE THE LATRINE ONLYAY and NOTll in THE EVEiTWG. DURING THE YEAR CAMP,^B^ RECEIVED ONLY

EPHEW WROT)lyVere IN GOOD

HEALTH. minor CASES of ILLNESS WERE TREATED WITH PILLS and OTHER SIMPLE MEDICATION BY THE PRISON STAFF; BO OTHER MEDICAL SERVICE HAS PROVIDED. ONE So-YtAR old FEMALE PRISONER died AFTER THREE MONTHS OF ILLNESS AND WASD IN THE JUNGLE.

iiB,TW0 PRISONERS ESCAPED WHEN RETURNINGIREWOOD DETAIL; THEY WERE SUBSEQUENTLY CAPTURED by LOCALAND RETURNED TO PRISON. ONE OF IHE RECAPTURED PRISONERS HAS LATER EXECUTED. THE OTHER PRISONERS WERE ASSEMBLED AND INFORMED ' A AY ATTFMPIED ESCAPE VOULTl RESULT in death.

3. TJg GUARDied-jrU UTOMMENDED by; th PIJ1LAJI. OT ON WORK DETAILS,THEY WERE HANDCUFFED AfT> "Air jft PIT ON Twr

. atONG IWTAL rod WAS IBFERTEDrn op TH7 ANIO.fs of the PRISONERS amd ANCHOREDUT. TFJtatement URIC* STATED that Kf VOIt"to His home and live under vcP,W vt

cttte'r, would not rally to the 1vn and would rot disclose cd witramp.as released ou bio was

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(WAS ARRESTED BY THE_VC BE OUSTP_a. P'V LaTS .PROPAGANDA UNIT IBP .VILLAGE.fTCTED THE VC OF PROVIDING JNFORHATION.TO. 6VNUt_TJffJ.0CA;^ OF THF VC_COHPOUNp_.WHICH.HAD.BEEN HIT BY AP AIB_fTRI_XF_ ONBAY.E..DFTENT IONWASATH) Y_ FIELD HEAR PHUNG HIE"*

E IK EXACT.LOCATION BECAUSE_.HE WAS

7. RISO'ERF. ato-IT

TOO WAS SHIFTED REGULARLY FROM ORE SITE TO_THE! NEXT. MEALS,RICE, SALT AND OCCASIONALLY FISH AND VEGETABLES.3 HOURS. THE MEDICAL TREATMENT WAS^HINIHALERIO'IS ILLNESS HAD TO FARE FOR THEMSELVES. WAS MADE BETWEEN MALE AND FEMALE PRISONERS! THEYTOGETHER. THE LATRINE WAS USED TWICE DAILY. PRISONERS WERE SHACKLED, MADE TO LIE ON TKP.TR RACK*. -

AWI DFRIEDFATRINE. NO VISITORS OR MAIL WERE ALLOWED Affl THE ONLY VISITORS TO THE CAMP WERE VC OFFICIALS WHOOP TP* SOLE PURPOSE OF HOLDING INDOCTRINATION SESSIONS.

.5. DURINO THEIR CONFINEMENT, PRISONERS WERE REOUIR'D TOPOLITICAL INDOCTRINATION SESSIONS- MOST OF TKTM HERE LECTURES ONON ALLIED AND GVN LOSSES AND. TROOPB, TWO OVN PRISONERS WERE BROUGHT IN AND KEPT IN TKFDAYS. ONEVN HELICOPTER PILOT AND THEw

MEDIC: THEY WERE TURRED OVER TO ANOTHER VC UNIT AND TOTHINBKPARO APOUT THEM. gR^TJjERE.ANT.AMERlCABAT THIS FACILITY. MB^ASjRELEJkSEOI97B. i.

FffLO DISSEMI STATE, USHACV, USAID, CORDS, OIR/JUSPAOLINCOLNTH AIR FORCE, ORARV,THP, FAS, OSI, CINCPAC, PACFLT, PACAF, ARPAC,

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