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 touring through Guantanamo stated the following: "I did not personally observe aggressive treatment of detainees. I am aware however, that detainees could be identified to be placed on a list for a specific interrogation technique involving interruption of sleep pattern called [the] "frequent flyer program”.

Doc_type: 
Non-legal Memo
Doc_date: 
Thursday, July 15, 2004
Doc_rel_date: 
Monday, January 1, 2007
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FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
Precedence: ROUTINE Date: 7/15/2004

To: Inspection Division Attn: b6 -1
Office b7C -1

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Room

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From: Administrative Services
SAAPU, Room 10130

b2 -1

Contact: Ext.

b6 -1

Approved By: I
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Drafted By:

'Case ID #: 297-HQ-A1327669-A

Title: COUNTERTERRORISM DIVISION, GTMO,
INSPECTION SPECIAL INQUIRY
FOR SPECIAL AGENT (SA) APPLICANTS

Synopsis: Report of negative observation of aggressive treatment,

interrogations or interview techniques on GTMO detainees.

Details: This EC is in response to email of July 9, 2004 from
Steven C. McCraw to all individuals identified as having
conducted an assignment at GTMO, Cuba since 09/11/2001.

I was on TDY assignment to GTMO, Cuba for the. Military
Detainee. Liaison Unit (MDLU) from September 2, 2003 through
November 11, 2003. During this time frame I was assigned to
participate in interviews of the detainees being held at GTMC.
During my assignment I did not observe any aggressive treatment
or aggressive interrogation or interview techniques of detainees
at GTMO.

During my assignment at GTMO I received a briefing from
the military personnel assigned.to operations at GTMO, that'non­cooperative detainees could be placed on a list for a specific
interrogation technique involving interruption of sleep pattern,
called the "frequent flyer program." With this particular
technique, identified detainees were moved frequently from cell
block to cell block at intervals that appeared to be every hour
or every two hours depending on the shifts and availability of
military personnel to move the detainee. Detainees were moved
along with all of their personal belongings. Due to the movement

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To: inspection DiviSion From: Administrative Services
Re: 297-HQ-A1327669-A, 07/15/2004

to different cells the detainees had their sleep interrupted

throughout a 24 hour period. The duration of the program for
particular detainees seemed to depend on the ,cooperativeness of
the detainee. I did not participate in this program and do not
know of any participation of FBI personnel in recommending
detainees to this program. I did observe on the detainee
movement database, some detainees were on the movement records,
moving approximately every hour or every two hours.' I do not

recall the names of these detainees.

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To: Inspection Divtdion From: Administrativervices
Re: 297-HQ-A1327669-A, 07/15/2004

LEAD(e):
Set Lead 1: (Infc)

piDMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
AT AGENT PROCESSING, DC
For information only.

Set Lead 2: (Action)

INSPECTION DIVISION

Bring the information in this communication to the
attention of appropriate personnel.

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