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. The agent stated "I did not personally observe abusive behavior towards detainees while at GTMO [Guantanamo]. As indicated in my EC instances of reported abuse by detainees were reported via interview FD-302s". The agent also includes in this memo the following account of detainee abuse: "a detainee alleged a female guard removed her blouse and while pressing her body, against a shackled and restrained detainee from behind, handled his genitalia and wiped menstrual blood on his head and face as a form of punishment for lack of cooperation".

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Non-legal Memo
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Friday, July 23, 2004
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Monday, January 1, 2007
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FEDERAL. BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION

Precedence.: ROUTINE Date: 07/23/2004
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Case It) #: 297 21.1Q-A1327669-A -(Pending)
Title ;COUNTERRORISM
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.Synopsis: Response of Acting .SSRA regarding GTMO
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Interrogations
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Details: SA1 I was TDY -to .GTMO beginning March

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28, -2003' for '45, days • and -participated in. interrOcrationi, - exclusively with Army CID. officer almOet b6 3
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At the:outset, ano. otner bureau personnel arraying. at GTMO were.
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/ instructedclased-door •orientation to abide :by Bur-eau policy -and guidelines in conduct:ing interrogations,:with the
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except4on that detainees Were nOt to ..be given. Miranda • •
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warnings . Bureau. personnel were.. cle.a.rly told that the-.F% .•did
-not condone •Or. participate • in, some rt_ilit•ry . interrogation techniques:: This reference was 'made .specifiCally to. interrogation teohnique, of military intelligence officers, not to other riiiirret-nbera. of the .Criminaly'inestigative
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Task Force .. -SA did . Mt 'witness any abUsive • treatment Of
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detainees .during interrogations or otherwise.
Occasionally, during . interview sessions, detainee's Complained of . inappropriate behavior by military -personnel,., Sudh opmplaints were incorporated into interview FD-302s -per instructions of Bureau management . An -example• of such a . report can be-7f cund an 3-151c7FIK=C9-9-1-04-07--s-erial -15 which a detainee alleged a female. guard .retnoved her blouse and while pressing her body, against a shackled and restrained detainee from behind, • handled his genitalia and• wiped menstrual blbod on- his head and face as a font of punishment for lack of cooperation. .The... detainee. stated this 'person
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returned Eroni the interrOgation'with blood visible-on. his face -and'head: - •
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Re:• 297-K:4i13276697A, 07/23/2004

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INSPECTION , AT WASHINGTON DC: For iftformation only.

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