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 is unaware of any abuse allegations while he was at Guantanamo. However, he alludes to a possible claim that the Uighar’s were abused while at Guantanamo, but provides no details.

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Non-legal Memo
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Monday, August 2, 2004
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Monday, January 1, 2007
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Monday, August 02, 2004 5:22 PM
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•regular unmet with all of the approximately thirty Highur detainees. 'iDColt ellnlielimeetat CMG in lanitary if 2003.
The Ilighursare mederatelluslims who occupied East Turkestan, which was taken over nth Chinese and renamed the Xiniiang provineeol , China. The Mghars were offered lend iningbanistailn order to
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