Email between FBI Officials [all redacted] re: GTMO

This email includes a response to an FBI Inspection Division response request to all employees who observed aggressive treatment, interrogations or interview techniques during their time at Guantanamo Bay. This response states that an employee witnessed environmental manipulation by non-FBI personnel where detainees were shackled in rooms as cold as fifty-five degrees for six to eight hours. File name: DOJOIG001748.

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Monday, July 12, 2004
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SUbject: RE: GTMO
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Thank you for the response. I will print your response out and if a determination is made whether this practice
was not appropriate, you will be interviewed. '.'
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Sent: Sunday. :UIY 11. 2004 3:29 PM
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Subject: RE: GTMO
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I'm responding via e-mail because I was aware of a practice of interrogating detainees which I did not feel'
was appropriate. During my short TDY at GTMO in July 2002, I took part in some discussions about a
. practice which had been utilized in which the detainee would be placed in the interview room approximately
6-8 hours prior to the scheduled interview. The-air conditioning in the room wouldbe turned down to as .
low as 55 degrees. It was common practice to have the detainees restricted from movement with .
handcuffs, legcuffs, and a chain bolted to the floor, which would prevent them from moving around the
room, which. in this case would prevent them from adjusting the air conditioning temperature.
My interview team did not participate in this practice, but I vaguely recall seeing detainees i~ rooms by
themselves iIJ conditions which I believed included uncomfortably cold environments. There .
were occasions when our Interviewteam would show up for an interview and the temperature in the room
was uncomfortably cold, However, the detainee was .rarely in the.room for any length of time before the
interview and we would immediately turn the air conditioning temperature to a comfortable level. I brought
the topic up to the Marine Corps JAG assigned to us and they actually began to discouraqe.this practice,
not necessarily because of my efforts, but others that agreed with my veiws as well.
IIf "0" peej to contact me about this matter, I can reac~ed at work a~,-- 'l or my ~ell Phone,c=J~~c
Thx,D
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You have been identified as having conducted an assignment at GTMO, Cuba since 9/11/01. The
Inspection Division has been tasked with contacting those employees who have served in any
capacity at GTMO and obtain information regarding the treatment of detainees, Employees should .
immediately respond to the following.: .
1) Employees who observed aggressive treatment, Interroqations or interview techniques on GTMO
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detainees which was not consistent with Bureau interview policy/guidelines, should respond via
email for the purpose of a follow-up interview. Positive email responses should be directed to:
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Inspection Division
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2) Employees who served at GTMO and observed no aggressive treatment of respond via an EC documenting a negative response. The EG should include the employee's official
Bureau name, title, and tenure of assignment at GTMO.
The EC should be titled "Counterterrorism Division , GTMO, Inspection Special lnquiry",
, file # 297-HQ-A1327669-A. The EC should not be uploaded, but only serialized, w"ith a hard copy
forwarded to: . . .
Inspection Division
Office of Inspections
Room 7837
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