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 whose tenure of assignment at Guantanamo was March 3, 2003 through April 15, 2003 stated that "I observed no aggressive treatment or interrogations of Guantanamo detainees. I did not use nor did I observe the use of interview techniques which were not consistent with Bureau [FBI] interview policy/guidelines". However, the agent added "On two or three occasions, during regularly scheduled interviews, detainees advised me that they had been subjected to loud music to keep them awake and had been shown pornographic photos in an effort to upset them".

Doc_type: 
Non-legal Memo
Doc_date: 
Monday, July 12, 2004
Doc_rel_date: 
Monday, January 1, 2007
Doc_text: 

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FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
Precedence: ROUTINE Date: 07/1./2004

Attn: 1,2CD Steven CrUnit Chief b7C Room 783
To:-Inspection 1raw b6 -1
From: Memphis
Squad 7/Nashville RA

ContSAI — b2 -1
b6 -1
b7C -1 Approved

Drafted By:

Case ID #: 297-HQ-A1327669-Ar-\SLii

(Pending)

Title: CONTERTERRORISM DIVISION;
GTMO;
INSPECTION SPECIAL INQUIRY

Synopsis: Response to request from FBIHQ regarding treatment

of detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (GTMO). .

Administrative: This EC is in response to email from AD
Steven C. McCraw, Inspection Division, dated July 9, 2004,
requesting responses from employees who served assignments at
GTMO. The email requested that employees who observed

a ressive treatment immediately email Unit Chief

and that those who did not observe such treatmentrb6 -1 S oud submit an EC stating such. The email further requested bio -1 that the EC should not be uploaded, but should be serialized, with a hard copy directed to unit Chief
Details: .Respondent's official Bureau name and title is S.

b6 -1.
1 Special Agent (pending transfer to Legat Rabat

b7C -1 .
as ALAI, effective August 15, 2004). Tenure of assignment at

GTMO was March 3, 2003 through April 15, 2003.

I observed no aggressive treatment or interrogations
of GTMO detainees. I did not use nor did I observe the use of
interview techniques which were not consistent with Bureau
interview policy/guidelines.

On two or three occasions, during regularly
scheduled interviews, detainees advised me that they had been
subjected to loud music to keep them awake and had been shown
pornographic photos in an effort to upset them. I have no

RESPONSES-247

DOJFBI 3803

to: Inspection From: Memphis
Re: 297-HQ-A1327669-A, 07/12/2004

knowledge that these activities were done by FBI employees and
was under the impression that these were techniques used by
Department of Defense (DOD) contract interviewers. This was
common knowledge among FBI employees and it was a topic as
recall that was discussed at staff meetings because it was

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sometimes.detrimental to cur efforts of attempting to

es-tablksh-rapport-with detaiaees. I also recall that

translators (who worked with both FBI and DOD interviewers)

also confirmed the allegations of the detainees regarding

sleep deprivation.

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No detainees or translators'advised me of any

physical mistreatment of detainees by any interrogators,

guards, or any other employees, civilian or military, atGTMO.

RESPONSES 248
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DOJFBI 3804

'To: Inspection From: Memphis
Re: 297-HQ-A1327669-A, 07/12/2004

LEAD (a) :
Set Lead 1: (Info)

INSPECTION
AT WASHIN6TON, DC
For information.

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RESPONSES-249
DOJFBI 3805

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