FBI Email re: Response to Steve McCraw’s Email on Detainee Abuse and Maltreatment at Guantanamo Bay

This email is a response to a Bureau wide memo sent by Steve McCraw to illicit information from FBI agents who toured through Guantanamo Bay to report any suspected or witnessed abuse of detainees at Guantanamo Bay. This FBI agent states that he witnessed the following: - chaining of a detainee from hand to foot in the fetal position, there was no chair, no food, no water. The author notes, that detainees were often left for 18-24 or more hours in the rooms, causing them to urinate and defecate themselves- very cold interview room, causing a barefoot detainee to shake with cold - very hot (over 100 degrees) interview room, causing the detainee to be almost unconscious and he was literally pull his hair out - very hot with loud rap music playing for approximately two days, with the detainee chained hand to foot in the fetal position. The agent states in the email that the techniques were used by non-FBI interrogators.

Doc_type: 
Non-legal Memo
Doc_date: 
Monday, August 2, 2004
Doc_rel_date: 
Monday, January 1, 2007
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• Sent: . Monday, August 02, 2004 10:46 AM ,•
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• As requested, here is a brief summary of what I obsetved at GTMO:-
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rto th•lloOr; with no -chair, food, or water: Most times-they had. urinated or defecated on themselves, and had • -been left there for SB, 24 hour•or more 'On one occassion, the air conditioning-had been turned down so far and the.temperature was so cold in the•roorn, that the barefooted detainee was.shaking with cold.. When I asked.the
. MP's what was going on,.I was told that interrogators from the• prior had ordered this treatment, and the -detainee was (lotto -be moved. On another occassion. the NC had beehturned off, making the temperature in • the unventlated ream probably -Welt over 110 degrees. The detainee was almost Unconeious on the floor, with a pile'of hair next.to him. He had apparently been literally -oulling his awn hair out thrOughoutthe night, On another occasion not orgy was the temperature unbearably but extremely lOud rap music was being played in the
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