Email between FBI Agents re: Update from Guantanamo Bay, July 31, 2004

Email updates recipient of the current environment in Guantanamo, during the author's assignment there, he/she has observed approximately twelve interrogations. He/she observed or learned of the following techniques being used by the Defense Human Intelligence Services (DHS): showing gay porn to a detainee, use of strobe lights, impersonating an FBI official, interrogating detainees for 16-18 hours, loud music, wrapping individuals in Israeli flags and cranking the air conditioner.

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Saturday, July 31, 2004
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Sunday, February 5, 2006
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Things here are in a state of transitiOn. The Bureauand CITF have parted : . . .. ways as CITF is concentrating on the tribunals. The Bureau.lrgearing up for the arrival of long term personnel and identifying detainees with a Bureau nexus. Once these detainees'are identified, theyll become "projects and we should have a much greater impact then we have now. . • • •
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. . •• • • . ..• I've been here 2 Weeks•today and have tagged aiongend observed . '. . approximately 12 interviews. The common Itreme seems to be the detainees
' are all extremely frustrated about. being 'asked the same . questions, over and over again, by different interrogators. Once the wiles:Isere Initiated, that should resolve itself. Most otthe detainees I've observed have been .. .. •,. •
• uncooperative and untruthful and jonie.refdie to .speak: • •0 - • ...
l've met with the BISC (Biscuit) people several times and found them to be a. .
• great resoUrce'. They knovieverything.thats going .en with each detainee, who •
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clo: Last evening I went to observe en inteniiew o With The 'bs ' 2,4 adjoining room, observable from the monitoring boo , was occupied by 2 b7C -2,4 DHS investigators showing a detainee homosexual porn movies and using a
. ' strobe light In the room:We mrrted ourinterview to' a`differentrooraWeVe " • - '. .. . •he•ard•that,DHS interrogatoissoutinety identify themselves as FBI Agents .and
• then Interrogate a detainee for•10 - 18 hours using tactics as described above
• and others (wrapping in Israeli flag, constant loud musle,Orenking the NC
down, etc). The next time a seal Agent tries to talk to that guy, you can . .
imagine the result. • • . .
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• . .... •, told we were ending our presence here.- I•hope that's themase and that would'''. . •
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