DOD Memo re: Interrogation Incident Report

A DOD Contract Linguist stated that he was involved in at least two questionable interrogation techniques while on duty in Iraq. An unidentified interrogator choked a detainee with a rope noose, lifting the detainee up slowly until the detainee stated he would talk if let down. The interrogator then lowered the detainee to the ground, whereupon the detainee gave a confession. An Air Force Office of Special Interrogations Agent then placed a gun to the temple of a detainee until he confessed. The memo states "It is believed that the above situations, as described, are questionable techniques as defined by law and regulation. It is our understanding that agents must report any such action to their RAC immediately".

Doc_type: 
Non-legal Memo
Doc_date: 
Wednesday, May 12, 2004
Doc_rel_date: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2005
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FratectitSe29NetEU*EltreaaniaLT DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
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6010 BTM STREET
FORT BELVOIR, VIRGINIA 22060

REPLYTO
ATTENTION OF

CITF-CDR 12 May 2004
MEMORANDUM FOR RECORD
Subject: Interrogation Incident Report (LES)
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1. (LES) e purpose of thi memorand m is to report an incident of possible inhumane prisoner/de ainee interrogatio techniques elated to us by Mr. 6111111111111111111111=1, -b Departm t of Defense (Do. Contract nguist. On 12 May 04,11i/MicalWacd„
1 to SA (AFOS) and SA (USACIDC) that he ha be-)e(3-.., overheard Mr. DoD Contract Linguist, state that he was involved in at least two Ign10")-questionable interrogation techniques while on duty in Iraq (NFI). As described byal/1111811,_ (-)vo, z
an unidentified interrogator have a detainee (NFI) choked with a rope noose. The interrogator lifted the detainee up slowly until the detainee stated he would talk if let down. The interrogator then lowered the detainee to the ground, (1)(c)--z, whereupon,.the detainee provided a confession. Further, described to he witnessed an AFOSI Agent (NFI) place a gun to the tem re of a detainee until he confessed.
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2. (LES) advised that the Navy Inspector General eam did not question him during their recent visit to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. was unsure of which agency or company to report the aforementioned information to. It is unknown if has been questioned by Law Enforcement/Inspector General personnel concerning lirabigkqeestbc71;4_
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(LES) SA and SA OMbelieve this to be a non-law enforcement (LE) interrogation technique for which they are required to report (ref. MFR, 2 Oct 03, Interrogation Procedures Guidance). It is believed that the above situations, as described, are questionable techniques as defined by law and regulation. It is our understanding that agents must report any such action to their RAC immediately, and the RAC will provide a MFR on the incident to the DSAC.
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4. (U) The POC for this memorandum is SA MID or SA 80/11, CITF-GTMO/LNAE.
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Doc_nid: 
4206
Doc_type_num: 
63