Email from FBI to FBI re: Possible Detainee Abuse at Guantanamo Bay

FBI agent observed a detainee shackled to a chair with loud rock music playing and a strobe light flashing.

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Friday, July 9, 2004
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Tuesday, December 14, 2004
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OK, thaliks for the quick response
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I was situated in the observation booth in betweeii two interview rooms, observing an interview which included at least one FBI SA, and possibly a colleague of his from one of the other agencies with
'invesitgative personnel assigried there at the time The booth was quite crowded because there were several: individuals Present who were observing an "intei lviewm in the room on the other side of the booth
In that room, the detainee was seated in a chair and was secured in the same method as I'd seen for all of the other detainees, shackled at his feet so that he could not leave the room However, there wasn't much talking going On, because the lights had been turned off and a strobe light was flickering on and off, and loud rock music was being played I estimate that this went on for 30 to 60 minutes I was told by quite a few FBI personnel that tactics such as this were quite common there at the time This was the
only such event that I observed directly
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Jim, could you please provide additional information, mare specific (short summary) of what you
observed on that one incident
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Re Group e-mail message from Steven C *Craw received by me on Friday, July 09, 2004
As a member of the National Center for the'Analysis of Violent Crime (NCAVC) in the Critical Incident Respon'se Group (CIRG), I was assigned to a tour at GTMO from July 2 - 24, 2003 While there, I provided interview/interrogation advice to FBI SAs who Were involved in ongoing interactions with detainees I directly obierved.14 interviews with 12 detainees During one of these interviews (I am not sure which one at th s time), I observed treatment of another detainee by a different interview team which included tactics that, while not overly aggressive, were clearly not consistent with Bureau interview policyduidelines To my knovledge, there were no FBI personnel involved in that interview I do not recall at this time the identities or agency affiliations of those who were involved in that interview
Starting next Monday, July 12, 2004, I will be in travellstatus in San Diego, California, and Anchorage, Alaska 1 I will be away for two full weeks, returning to my: office on Monday, July 26 My direct telephone
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