Fay Report Annex: Statement of Civilian Contractor (Titan Corp.), Translator re: Detainee Interrogations at Abu Ghraib Prison

This is a sworn statement by a civilian contract translator from the Titan Corp. who arrived to Abu Ghraib prison around October 11 or 12, 2003 until January 19, 2004 as an Arabic Linguist. He recalled being “informed of do's and don’ts in handling detainees - specifically to translate exactly what was said, no physical or verbal abuse or humiliation, to sit between the detainee and interrogator. I was instructed to report immediately if I saw or became aware of any abuse or humiliation of detainees.” The translator then stated “I never saw any physical abuse, shoving, hitting or pushing of detainees. I did not observe any humiliation such as being stripped and walked around naked or having to wear women's underwear.” Then the translator spoke about a specific Iraqi General at the site. The translator stated “the General was always kept in the hard site or in his cell. I never saw any abuse of him.”

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Interview
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Wednesday, May 19, 2004
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Wednesday, March 2, 2005
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WANT TO MAKE THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT UNDER OATH:
I was hired by Titan in early October 03 to work as an Arabic language interpreter/translator. I arrived at Abu Ghraib on 11 or 12 October and left on January 19, 04. Immediately on arrival I was given a tour of the facility to include the interrogation areas, dining and sleeping areas and. given an orientation on how the interrogation center functioned. I was informed of do's and don't in handling detainees - specifically to translate exactly what was said, no physical or verbal abuse or humiliation, to sit between the detainee and interrogator. I was instructed to report immaiiately if I saw or became aware of any abuse or humiliation of detainees. Hand gestures were allowed as part of the interpreter process as that is a part of Arab culture. My initial assignment was in screening for about 5 or 6 days and after they found that I was more capable, I was moved to interrogaii y interrogated former Iraqi Intelligence Service personnel and General Officers who had previously worked with I never saw any physical abuse, shoving, hitting or pushing of detainees. I did not observe any humiliation such as being stripped and walked around naked or havin to wear w en's underwear. Most of • • were done in the booth, in cells, or u stairs., room in the hard site. signed me to work wi
n various occasions. n one occasion as I was conducting interrogation I observed one of the dog-being walked
ou e area, back and forth but repeatedly front of one cular cell. There was a tain in the cell bu no interrogators at the time. While interrogating the General was always kept in the hard site o in s ce 1 never saw any abuse of him. I interview e Syrian on a couple of occasions after the shooting. was being very cooperative with us and inform us a ut ISCUSSIODS among the detainees in AG. I worked with A on one occasion to interrogate a former Al Qaeda. The interrogator only introduced himself as being from OGA and the interrogation lasted about 5 hours. There were no Army personnel present. During the interrogation, the detainee was made to lone' and told he could sit when he answered questions. I did not sec anyabuse by the OGA interrogator.
Q. Do you have anything else to add to this statement'
A. No
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