FBI Memo re: Activities of FBI Personnel at Abu Ghraib Prison from Oct. - Dec. 2003

FBI memo describing the activities and observations of various FBI agents who toured a detainee detention facility. The Memo notes that the FBI agents did not observe prison activities that were different or inconsistant with the treatment of prisioners at US prisons. The memo also note the FBI agents did not observe any prisoner abuse.

Non-legal Memo
Wednesday, May 19, 2004
Sunday, February 5, 2006

To Counterterrorism Division Frcm Inspection

(U) 297-HQ-A13276697-E, 05/19/2004

the wet floor (one military person was in the vicinity, but there

was no one rnteractrng with the detainee according to the SA), (4)
detainees who were ordered to strip and then placed in isolation

with no clothes (SA reported the scrapping was no different from
the searching procedures he had observed used by guards in u S
jails), (5) an MP shouting at a detainee who did not understand the
MP's directions; and (6) detainees wearing hoods while escorted on
prrson grounds (reported to be a pJ:iaon regulation).

(0) With regard to the PEE personnel's understanding of
the Department of Defense (poi)) and/or Department of Justice
authorization for the permitted uan of certain rnterrogation
techniques, the majority of those .nterviewed advised they had no
reason to become familiar with DoD'a interrogation techniques as
the interviews conducted by the ni comported with FBI policies and
procedures, other than not utilizing Hl w

warnings LS)s


I San Francisco Division. advised she observed as

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military or DoD list of what was allowed during inte ns

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posted on the wall of one of the of faces at AGP. LSs

recalled that the list contained rune or ten bullets o in ormation
regarding interrogation techniques, but did not recall any other
specifics regarding the list

(U) SAIsIFAMT, CTD, advised he signed

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an initial Military t4tellroence IMI)/DOD form praor to conducting b7C -1
interviews SA's

;recalled that the document delrneated the
interview technsthose requiring specific


approval According to SAs

the document appeared to be a

standard form, and applicasencies wanting to conduct
interviews of detarneessted that sleep deprivation was
not on the list of ps

le interview activities, but required a

specific request. SAs

dvised he generally discussed the form,
read and eigned the orm, ut did not maintain a copy of the form. b6

advised that other than signing thra form, he was not
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his interviews. SA1s'New York Field Office, to

reported he was aware DoD utilized sleep deprivation and isolation
fo •s

abed periods of time, but cid not witness any such act.

was aware of those techniques through the MI personnel
res•oe ., .711- for the military's rnterviews of detainees and it was

SAspxaderstanding the techniques were allowed for limited
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(U) With regard to complaints made by de aineea rn

personnel concerning mrsconduct or mistreatment, LS I b6 -1

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