Fay Report Annex: Statement of Civilian Contractor, Interrogator re: Detainee Processing and Handling at Abu Ghraib Prison

This sworn statement of a Civilian Interrogator assigned to Abu Ghraib prison from October 2003 to December 2003. Stated that he/she was aware of 'short chaining' detainees and removal of their clothing. Recalled there being a lot of detainee nakedness. Stated that there was a shortage of clothing, but those who cooperated received clothing first. He also noted seeing strip searches and that dogs were in Abu Ghraib for police enforcement. He also stated that sleep deprivation was not employed.

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Interview
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Monday, June 7, 2004
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Wednesday, March 2, 2005
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SWORN STATEMENT
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WANT TO MAKE THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT UNDER DATIt

From early Oct 03 to early Dec 03, 1 was a member of a six person team sent from GTMO to Abu Ghraib (AG). The mission of our team was to bring our "lessons learned' from GTMO, evaluate techniques, provide guidelines and teach the TIGER TEAM concept. I am a trained Interrogator and CI Agent and have past experience in conducting interrogations in Kosovo and GTMO and have conducted over 200 interrogations. When we arrived at AG we spent a few days assessing operations. Operations appeared to be disorganized. After the first days I went to a team to train and mentor. I rotated through and worked with just about everyone there, providing training and mentorship. Everything we trained and observed was in compliance with basic human rights and the Geneva Conventio and the em lo ed tcrrogation plans which outlined all techniques to be
Afctr about the first six weeks 1 moved to a liaisonused and w viewed and approved b acilitate unerroga support for Other Government Agencies (OGA). I
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never observe or heard of MI's, OGA or MI abusing detainees or doing anything outside the Geneva Conventions. I was aware
that "short chaining" was used with some detainees and clothing removal could be employed. It would be part of the interrogation
plan and approved by "higher.* There was a lot of detainee nakedness at AG. In many c s 't was cause there was a lack of

that one of 'my detainees"clothing at the facility. Those who cooperated got clothing first. I remember once telling
a ceded approval and was
needed clothes. Removal of clothing for interrogation purposes was a "questionable technique
allowed in GTMO, but rarely occurred. I did see strip searches for security purposes at AG. I conducted random checks in the
hard site almost daily and never observed abuse. I did hear lots ('brainstorming') of innovative techniques which were
determined to either be authorized or deemed too aggressive through discussion and evaluation. Dogs were there for police
enforcement and never used in interrogations to my knowledge. Cameras were not allowed and I'm certain if somebody were

and within
observed with one immediate corrective action would be taken by MPs or MI. Once an FBI agent was taking photos
seconds I confronted and stopped him. OGA were professional and did not employ any illegal or unauthorized techniques to my
knowledge.. The litmus test for me is that nothing should be done to a detainee that an interrogator couldn't handle himself and
nothing immoral. Sleep deprivation was not employed at AG. In GTMO we had "Project 21" where a detainee would be
interrogated for 16 hours followed by 5 hours rest; • J, ,; • for. 2 -3 days.

Q: Do you have anything to add to this statement
A; No.

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