Emails between Valerie Caproni and an FBI Agent re: Detainee Abuse at Guantanamo

These emails are a response to for a request for feedback from FBI agents who have cycled through Guantanamo and witnessed detainee abuse. An agent responded and wrote "I did observe treatment that was not only aggressive, but personally very upsetting; although I can't say that this treatment was perpetrated by Bureau employees. It seemed that these techniques were being employed by the military, government contract employees." When Ms. Caproni asked the agent to provide details he responded by stating "I entered interview rooms to find a detainee chained hand and foot in a fetal position to the floor, with no chair, food or water. Most times they had urinated or defecated on themselves, and had been left there for 18- 24 hours or more. On one occasion, the air conditioning had been turned down so far and the temperature was so cold that the barefoot detainee was shaking with cold."

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Monday, August 2, 2004
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Monday, January 1, 2007
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As requested, here is a brief summacif what I observed at GTMO:
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On a c.p..eptV—of occa5sions, I entered interview r3borns to,find a 'detainee chained hand and foot in a fetal position to the floor, with'no chair, Odd, or water;' t osilimestiey had urinated or defecated on themselveS, and had been left therefor 18, 24 hours or more )n one odcassion,. the air conditioning had been' turned clown so far and the temperature was so cold tn•the Nan, that•he barefooted detainee was shaking with cold. When I asked the MP's what was going on ; I ws old-
ill that interrogators from thei'day prior had ordered this treatment, and the detainee was not to be moifanottiir occassiort, the'AJC had been turned off, making the temperature '. the unventilated roam-pfoba well over 100 degrees.. The detainee was almost unconcious on the 'o%-ro ha.
. pile of hair next to)iiin. He had apparently been literally pulling his own hair out throughout the nigh icor, -ocCassion, not only was the temperature unbearably hot, but extremely loud rap music was being played in the ,' room, and hedbeen since the day before, with the detainee chained hand and foot in the fetal position on the tile
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Sent: Thursday., July 29. 2004 10:58 AM
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Could you please provide a short summary of what you observed? Thanks. .
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l am responding to your request for feedback on aggressive treatment and improper interviewtechniques used on detainees at GTMO. I did observe treatment that was not only aggressive, but -personally very upsetting, although f can't say that this treatment was perpetrated by •
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Thank you. f will print out your response and once the responses are completed, a determination will be made
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