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 "In late October 2002, FBI Special Agent was observing the interrogation of a detainee when a civilian army contractor, who was in charge of the Army's interrogators, came into the observation room and asked the SA to come see something. The SA then saw an unknown bearded, long-haired detainee in another interrogation room. The detainee had been gagged with duct tape that covered much of his head. SA asked whether the detainee had spit at the interrogators. The [Civilian Army Contractor] laughed and stated that the detainee had been chanting the Koran and would not stop. This email is related to the FBI notes and emails in ACLU RDI 4893, ACLU RDI 4895 and ACLU RDI 4897.

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Non-legal Memo
Doc_date: 
Thursday, July 15, 2004
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Monday, January 1, 2007
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Annt Thursday, July 15, 2004 10:03AM
To: (INSD) (FBI)
Subject: RE: GTMO
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b6 CIRG drafted a letter to OGC at their request to send to the Departmsotofnefense in regards to the b7C -1 observed treatment of GITMO prisoners while the Behavioral Ana sis Unit-members were deployed to GITMO. 1 have enclosed the sectionsthat apply to my obslarvationsi
---Original Message--- • b6 -1 From:1 (INSD) (FBI) b7C -1 Sent: Wednesdaii, July 14, 2004 12:13 PM
Toi . I (IR) (FBI) Subject: RE:•GTMO
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OK, but i have no IMowiedge of what they are, and we are acting independently as of now. Could you please, in bullet format, email me some of your observations.
--Or19Ina1 Message--From:Ir I(IR) (FBI) Sent: Wednesday, July 14, 2004 11:52 AM
b6 -1 b7C -1 To:1 1 (INSD) (FBI) Subject: RE: GTMO
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b6 -1 . 'I witness several incidents which have already been documented with OGC.
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In late October 2002, FBI Special Agent FI was observing the interrorti on of a . . detainee whenl la civilian army contractor, who was in charge of the..Army's interrogators, came into the obseryitionroom and asked SA[ FI to come see something. b6 -1, 3
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IFI the detainee had been Chanting the Koran and -Would not stop: Mr.IF'did no_t answer when SAlF1 asked how the duct tape would be'reMoved from the detainee _
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In September or October of 2002 FBI agents 1-7and observed that a
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canine was used in an aggressive manner to intimidate detainee

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7184
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63